Close-up of a woman on a bus with dark short hair, holding a yellow plastic shopping bag, looking serious A Latina with shoulder-length hair, pulled back, stands behind a small African American boy on a swing, both smile at the camera A woman with blonde shoulder-length hair and bangs, sits at a desk, concentrating while looking over some papers

Every year, thousands of women from Mexico and Central America come to the United States in search of a better life … and end up cleaning homes.

Meet Telma, Eva and Judith, three undocumented workers who toil as cooks, housekeepers and even surrogate mothers—often at the expense of their own families—as they attempt to pursue their American dreams.
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