“There is no way that you can go back to the United States,” said one of the group’s guides, Maria Coronel, a 30-year-old mother of two from Veracruz.
“It’s not possible, not at this point.”
While the group is preparing for the trip, Coronel has started a blog that she hopes will help other Americans get in touch with their Mexican heritage.
“If we all had a blog, it would be a lot easier to communicate with each other,” she said.
“This is our culture, our culture.”
Coronel also started a website that features a map showing how to find the closest Taco Bell to the group.
The website is titled “My Way,” and it also includes an online guide that has tips on how to navigate the country.
For Mexico, it’s not easy to get there by car, so the group plans to fly out of Los Angeles to Mexico City.
Coronel and her two sons will arrive in the U.S. on May 27.
The group is looking to raise enough money to cover a $10,000 deposit, and they plan to start the trip with the rest of their team.
“We are going to be the first group of people to leave this country,” Coronel said.
The trip is not the first time that Mexican Americans have made the trek to the U.
“I don’t know if it’s going to take us 10, 20, 30 years to get back, but it is definitely a challenge,” Coriolon said.
For some, the trip is an opportunity to reconnect with their family members and community.
“You can go out to eat, go to the beach, go fishing, go swimming,” Coronal said.
But for others, the journey is an important part of the journey.
“I’ve been going to the airport every day since we left the U., and I’m not going to stop,” said Elisa Gonzalez, a 19-year, three-time Olympian who is from San Pedro Sula, a border town about 90 miles (145 kilometers) southwest of Mexico City and about 45 minutes from the U-Haul border crossing.
“My family has been so important to me.”