- during an interview with glamour magazine, karla openly spoke about her experience of traveling from cuba to mexico, then on to america.
- the former lead singer of fifth harmony has admitted that the toughest part of moving away was being away from her father.
- "i had a little disney calendar i would mark with x’s until the day he was supposed to come. when he finally did, a year and a half later, i was so happy."
- "right now i’m in the process of writing about our whole journey… i can just imagine all the little girls who have dreams of coming here and feel unwanted. i want to be what people think of when they think of america - a person who, no matter what her first language was or what her religion is, can see her dreams come to life if she works hard enough."