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Analysis Of Maria Andreu's This Illegal: American Life

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In “This (Illegal) American Life,” by Maria Andreu states that she was an Argentinian immigrant who went through difficult times in order to get to America. She considered herself as an American, and didn’t want to ruin her assumed role. To start off, Andreu’s parents went to New York to make money with the visa they received, but their visa expired and they decided to stay. When she was six years old, her grandfather died. She and her mother attended his funeral in Argentina. Her father planned for them to come back in a month, but they got stuck in Argentina for two years. Even though Audreu had the chance to experience her native culture, she still missed her lifestyle in America. Her father found smugglers who helped them cross the Mexican
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