Mexican Immigration

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Although I often get confused for different ethnicities/races than the one bestowed upon me at birth, due to my relatively ambiguous features, I know that I am an authentic pure Mexican girl and that no one can change that aspect otherwise. With having two pure Mexican parents, it is not very difficult for me to find out that I too was of Mexican descent. Spanish was my first language when I was growing up, and up till this day I still only speak Spanish in my household when it comes to discussing any sort of topic with my parents; when it comes to my siblings though, I do tend to speak more English than Spanish to them since the younger ones tend to understand it more than Spanish. As I was growing up, the notion of being of Latino/a descent…show more content…
When we think of illegal immigrants, usually the first to pop into someone’s mind is Mexicans since the emphasis is always placed on them by news networks compared to our Northern ally, Canada or any other country outside of the U.S’ borders. Along with this problem of illegal immigration being placed onto my people, they to are often associated with criminal activities such as drug trafficking in relation to the drug cartel. This then creates a negative connotation being associated to any person of Mexican descent which can really hurt their perception of society or of themselves. As a child, I would often think I was disgraced with being Mexican due to all these horrible things they are associated with, but as I was growing up I discovered many groups and people that supported the Mexican youth to overcome these challenges such as MEChA and Chicanos Por La Causa.These groups filled me with hope that I could become something that was not connected with such stereotype. They made me ‘sobresalir’ (stand out) and become the best of myself that I could be to demonstrate that not all people of the Mexican race are terrible people. In order to achieve this I would push myself to get As and Bs along with not become…show more content…
Since people have this view ingrained in their mindsets, I would like to challenge it and surprise them with becoming something that they did not expect, which is becoming a college graduate. There is no designated path I have seen for the fellow Mexican students in terms of majors or career paths. Of the Mexican students I know, they are all spread out in the types of majors they are pursuing. With ASU being focused on business, many do follow that, but there are also those in the medical field and in the arts as well. With me being interested in the arts ever since a young age, I still do want to follow my passion and become some sort of artist for my career. I am often not waived by the options of others in regards to my career path, but when it comes to my family, they often do have a slight say in what I would like to enter. Since my dad has always wanted to run a family construction business, I feel the need to be involved in some sort of major relating to that so, I decided to most likely declare Interior Design for the next semester as my major since it is a very fascinating field for me with the combination of human interaction
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