A worker without papers

Carlos paid a ‘coyote’ and crossed a desert for a job as a cook in Columbia
Sunday, July 22, 2007 | 8:59 p.m. CDT; updated 4:48 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Editor’s note: Carlos is an undocumented immigrant in Columbia. He agreed to be interviewed by The Urban Pioneer on the condition that his surname and his workplace not be published. Carlos is real, but the circumstances of his entry into the United States and the details of his story are representative of other Latino immigrants who are in this country illegally.