Moving to America

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Moving to America Catherine Hook Eth125 July 11, 2010 Tina Luzzi It seems like just yesterday Mom was telling me to pack my bags. We were living in a small farming town just outside Catarina, Mexico. Times were really tough and Dad had lost his job. My family knew of people moving to the United States for work, but my family never considered it. Our entire family resides in Mexico; the thought of moving was unbearable. When we crossed the United States border into Texas, things seemed surreal. It did not feel like this was really happening. I remember staring at the road behind us, watching everything I knew disappear. We only stopped a few times on the drive. We did not eat at any restaurants; we ate chicken tacos…show more content…
1, 2010, para. 5). The rest of the school day went well as I continued to see signs posted around the school with Spanish translations. My peers were eager to assist me in any way I needed. Moving into a new country has been a very difficult adjustment. I feel it is difficult to be confined to live in a certain area of town. I never see my friends from school. They are not even allowed to speak to me when they see me in public. It seems the town has forced us to stay in our little area and shop at our own stores. At least the schools have made an adjustment for those of us who were forced to move here because our parents needed jobs. I can only remain optimistic that things will start to change. References Merchant Circle [no author]. (2010). Mi Pueblo Mexican Store. July 11, 2010 from http://www.merchantcircle.com/business/Mi.Pueblo.Mexican.Store.Rantoul.IL.217-892-5000 Urbanspoon [no author]. (2010). Sol Azteca. July 11, 2010 from http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/106/849414/restaurant/Champaign/Sol-Azteca-Rantoul K12jobspot [no author]. (June 6, 2010). Certified Teacher – Grade 1 Bilingual – Beginning 2010-2011 School Year. July 11, 2010 from http://k12jobspot.com/Jobs/?ID=127998 Chicago Press Release [no author]. (December 31, 2009). New Year Means New Laws in Illinois as of Jan. 1, 2010. July 11, 2010 from
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