1: The story starts out in a small town in Mexico as we meet the main character Victor. He is the oldest man in the house because his father died in a construction accident.
2: Victor and his family own a farm that mainly grows corn. Unfortunately for them corn is sold dirt cheap. so Victor and his family run into major issues.
3: Victor and his family are really struggling because they can't make enough money from the corn. So almost everyday they starve and hope for a miracle. The last time the family was struggling Victor's father went to America and made money for the family, but now he is dead and they have barely any money. Even Victor's best friend Rico tries to go to America to make money. But Victor refuses to go.
4: Then things go downhill and Victor knows he must go to America and make money for his family. So he attempts to get across the border but he is caught by border patrol the first time. But Victor is too determined to be stopped and finally gets across to the United States!
5: So now Victor is finally in America he gets a job working for a farmer and sends the money he makes to his family in Mexico. He relies heavily on his friends and family but gets through the bad times in the end.