eth125assignment1 - 1 Life as a Mexican American ETH/125...

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1 Life as a Mexican American ETH/125 Life as a Mexican American My name is Rosa Lopez, I am 18 years old and I am from Monterrey, Mexico. I came to American when I was 14 years with my father, mother,
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2 and three brothers. We were smuggled across the border by an American Family that hid us in the back of there van behind large boxes and furniture. It was very scary and warm in there. It took us eight hours from the time we were put into the back of the van in Nuevo Laredo. We had to stop at two different check points, luckily the border patrol officials did not see us. If they had we would have been sent back to Mexico, with little chance of coming back to America. The couple charged my parents $4000 to smuggle us across the border. This took years for my father to save. If we would have been sent back it would have taken so long for my father to be able to save that kind of money again. My parents wanted a better life for me and my brothers. My father had little education, and my mother barely
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