Immigration Issues: Personal Experiences Of A Peruvian Citizen

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Sometimes one of the biggest challenges for individuals in the immigrant community is opposition from others within that same community. As a Peruvian citizen and a green card holder, I have often disregarded how divisions within our community can affect us, even as my own experiences have shaped my perspectives. It was the sight of a boy sitting next to my little brother in our living room that caused a deepening, a shift, in my understanding of immigration issues. From here on, this boy will be called Alberto.
A year ago, Alberto followed my little brother home on the school bus, and since then, my family and I have been involved with his family. Alberto is nine years old, with his family consisting of his younger and older sibling, and his

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