Eliza Romero, a woman of Mexican origin, pastry, energetic and generous, arrives in Los Angeles with the hope of meeting her husband to finally live with him and his 8-year-old twins: Karina and Tomás. When he married Max, they lived a happy and harmonious relationship in the city of Puebla, Mexico. Unfortunately, they could be together only a few months a year because Max had to travel constantly for work.
Max prepared everything to take her and her children for her sake. Eliza burned her bridges, sold it all and traveled through Mexico by bus with her children to reach Los Angeles. Max, however, never came to the station where he had to pick them up. Eliza found herself alone with her two young children, not knowing what to do in a city unknown to her, without speaking the language, but with the determination to stay there until she found the man she loved.
Sofía Villavicencio, is an ex-Miss Mexico who married Ernesto Martínez, a young and promising Mexican politician who was elected governor of Puebla in 2006. They had two sons, Julian and Lark. Everything seemed perfect in Sofia’s life until one day a woman approached her to plead for help to get her kidnapped daughter back; She claimed that the governor was protecting those who had captured her.
This is how Sofia discovers that her husband, the man he admired so much, who supported him in his career, was not only a governor, was a corrupt politician connected with a gang of people traffickers, dedicated to the sexual exploitation of women and children. Sofia discovers the place where she has the woman’s daughter, along with other children and women, and helps liberate them. This brings him all kinds of misfortune; The criminals now want both her and her daughter Lark to pay for what she did. Sofia has no choice but to leave the country in secret with her daughter, leaving behind her son, Julian.
Sofia seeks help from an American senator, who is a friend of her and her husband, but man is also involved in the human Trafficking network. She no longer has who to turn to, the only thing she can think of is seeking refuge in Los Angeles, where she knows that Eliza has been living, and whom she met a couple of years ago. The two women live together with their children for several months in a Mexican neighborhood, trying to survive and give their children the best.
Ten years later, Karina, Tomás and Skylark have become young adults aged between 17 and 18 years old. They are the representation of what many young Latinos live when they come to the United States undocumented. Karina distances herself from her Mexican culture and aspires to study at the university. However, he lives in fear of being deported one day. Tomás, on the other hand, is a young man with his feet on the ground who knows that his student life will end on the day he graduates from high school.
Then you will have no choice but to find a job in one of your neighborhood’s businesses and survive as many undocumented immigrants do in the country. Finally, Lark is a young woman whose personal tragedy has made her introverted and protected, hiding her fragility behind a “tomboy” façade. Lark is the perfect victim of all kinds of school harassment.