First Crossing Thesis

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“Our attitude towards immigration reflects our faith in the American ideal. We have always believed it possible for men and women who start at the bottom to rise as far as the talent and energy allow. Neither race nor place of birth should affect their chances” (Cotton). First Crossing: A Whole New World For two months my mother did not rest, for she was contemplating on what her next decision would be. At the age of two I was put in the arms of a woman to reunite with my parents. My heart full of sorrow knew I had to follow the steps of many other children and leave my grandparents behind. After about a seventeen hour drive we stopped at a bus stop, my heart began to ache and tears rolled down my cheeks. I faintly heard my name within the crowd and saw my parents; we were once again reunited. Regardless of the challenges immigrants-such as myself-may face, they are willing to risk their lives in order to come into the land of opportunity. There's always new cultures being brought into the U.S. in which some Americans accept, but others will…show more content…
It says they “The others in the van smiled as if they’d all just come from a party. The relief of a successful crossing seemed to have unleashed their tongues.” arco was in an unfamiliar land where a greater live was guaranteed (Munoz, 7). Furthemore, many people do not want immigrants in the U.S. because they fear we are “criminals” and “drug lords” however, we come here in hopes of a brighter future for ourselves and our families. Some of us-such as myself-were bought at a young age, we were giving the opportunity to be someone in ife and that is an opportunity we will take. Many people see us as heros for wanting to get a career and help out parents however, we are not. The real heros are our parents for willing to put their lives at risk and bring us to the land of

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