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Garland, TX

I define America as "the land of the dreams". They either come true or they fail, it depends on you!! I came to the United States when I was just 3 years old. I don't remember how my life in Mexico was. One could simply see me and think I was born here but, I'm not. I am illegal!

I have been discriminated against before. In 4th grade, the English kids hated the bilingual class that I was part of. They would call us "wet backs". One day our American teacher, Mr.Lynch, sat us down and told us that Mexicans are one of the most hard working people out there and to not let their words hurt us. I always remember that.

I admire my parents for always trying to succeed and giving me the best and that includes a better education. My parents have always told me that if I want to succeed, I need to work hard. That has always been engraved at the back of my head. On June 5, 2015 I graduated from South Garland High School with honors. An immigrant, with honors? Yes! Its possible. Believe it! #CollegeBound

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