Aracely Chinchilla

Aracely Chinchilla

Herndon, VA

I was 10 when me and my younger sister came to the USA, It was all so different and a bit confusing it was a long trip and then finally we say our dad it was one of the happiest days of my life. 5 years went by and my dad decide to go back I was now 15 years , when we returned to El Salvador it was so different and a bit confusing AGAIN !!! I was mad and sad we could not stay in the USA we had friends but my dad would not leave us I knew in my heart I would be back someday somehow. I went to school and re adapted my self to a new life five years later I had the opportunity to leave it all my sister and my father I left it all behind did not even get to say goodbye and left two letter one for my father and another for my younger sister. I wanted more and wanted my kids to be AMERICAN and for them to have all the opportunity I was not born with. I came to the USA by choice 1999 and now I am the proud mom of two wonderful kids they are my life. I am currently under the TPS which I am so greatful but I want MORE !!! I feel AMERICAN I want to be able to call this country my own. I have to renew my TPS EVERY 18 MONTHS and my License expires as well this is not a smooth process. I have done this for over 10 years FOR HOW MUCH LONGER WILL I HAVE TO DO THIS !!!!! THIS IS NOT A SOLUTION we need a REAL Solution. As I kid I learn the pledge of alliance and I still know it by heart is that not what matter? that is in my heart. I don’t even know the one from my birth country !!! I will not give up and neither will the millions here some want just to work and with a TPS would be happy but like me and other we want MORE we want to become citizens give us a chance to be able to choose. Thank you, Aracely Chinchilla

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