The Campos family found a safe haven in Canada after immigrating from Venezuela
"[Our kids] were bound up together."
This story is part of Becoming Canadian, a year-long project sharing stories of struggle and triumph from new Canadian citizens.
"We were robbed many times [back in Venezuela]. Three, four, five times. The last one was when my two kids were in our home. We were out and they were alone. When they opened the door [the thieves] came in the house and they found that situation. [Our kids] were bound up together."
That made a break in our life and we really decided to make a change.
"That made a break in our life and we really decided to make a change, look forward and look ahead, and find somewhere where it's more safe, where we have a better chance to stay alive."
— Carlos Campos (with wife Lisbeth J. Bracho and son Carlos Eduardo Campos Bracho), born in Venezuela. Lives in Montreal, became a Canadian citizen on October 14, 2016 in Montreal.