I am not a fish, but i’ve been Hooked. It all began in a remote town in the city of Mexico. Where one of the major problems there was poverty people did everything they could to earn any money possible so that they can sustain their family, and my family was one of them. And another major problem was the Cartels, poverty was so bad that people had no other choice but to get into it because it was one of the things they could earn fast and enough money for their family. I was fifteen years old when my uncle Jose got me into the drug “business” which was the one that supplied one of the dominant Cartel in the town. I did not continue to go to school and most could not too because we could not afford it, so we had no other choice but to get into …show more content…
But what we did not know is that they were members of the rival cartel called Cartel De Sinaloa and that one of them was the son of an important member and that is when we notice we have messed up. They were known for their brutality and mass assassinations. We freaked out when we found out and asked ourselves what to do because we knew they would come for vengeance. Without any notice, the next day 6 people were found dead chopped into pieces in plastic bags with a letter saying “Esto es por nuestra gente y esto es apenas el empiezo” or “ This is for our people and this is just the beginning” Everybody was scared and started to leave the town, and within a matter of days it became a ghost town and a war field. My mom and decided to come to the United States because she said we were going to be safer and my father had to stay because he was a member of the cartel that was fighting the Sinaloa Cartel. He could not get out because once you get in there is no backing out, if you do they’ll kill you. Couple months later the endless fight came to an end and luckily my father made it out alive and somehow could escape and come with us here and start a new
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Getting through high school is a difficult thing to do and once you graduate you have a lot of important choices to make that are influenced by the environment that you are in and the people around you (your family). You have to decide if you’re going to go to college or not, if you’re going to live at home or move out, and many other things. Some people go from high school graduation straight into the work force and don’t even think about college due to the environment they grew up in and the expectations of their parents. My dad graduated high school and went straight into the work force because his family was extremely poor and to them college wasn’t even an option. My mom on the other hand had no choice but to attend college.
When my dad told me that we were coming to the united states, I was excited but at the same time, I was mad that we were leaving some close family members behind. The people that I was mad about leaving behind were my grandfather, grandmother and my cousins. But I had to accept the fact that my education comes first and with better education comes a better life and that is all I want. Coming to America wasn 't hard at all financially because my dad was already here since he was a teen.
With that going to college is a complicated procedure. My dad dropped out of high school, my mom only got her high school diploma, and my sister has dropped out of community college four times. My mom told me I would never amount to anything and that I could never go to college because we don’t have the money.
Only last year I was faced to live without my mom and brother the closest and precious family. The time was the most difficult moment in my life that year and still lives on with me to this day. For 16 years they were always by my side when I needed them until the start of my third year of high school. The transition from Canada to Texas I thought would be simple and fun. However, what I predicted was the opposite of what would happen.
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.
Ten years ago, I immigrated to the United States and ever since I have been an undocumented immigrant. Due to my legal status in the United States, I felt like I was restricted from certain situations and possessions and would never be able to succeed. I was not living the normal life of a seven-year-old. Instead, I had to learn to cope and adapt to a whole new culture. Even though the drastic change at such a young age was a challenge, it has shaped who I am today.
My parents came from another country and made the American culture and way of life their own like other immigrants before them. Because of this I can deal in a unique way with cultural or racial challenges or tensions. My parents did not let their culture dictate who I am but let it be a part of who I would become. For that I will always be grateful. I hope that in the future the percentage of Hispanics in my community grows, but my experience of being such an extreme minority in a community close to a major, modern city gives me a truly unique perspective.
My mom came to the United States with no money to her name. She came here in search for a better life. No one helped her, she did it all on her own. Not speaking the language or being educated it wasn 't easy raising a child in a place which is so unknown to you
Growing up in Honduras was quite an experience. I come from a hard working family where both of my parents went through several obstacles to provide me and my siblings a stable life. Honduras is a country that is consider a third-world country where economy along with delinquency are a big issue, but my parents still manage to provide the sources for me and my other two siblings on what it is necessary. My family and I were affected by organized crime, a day where my life was changed forever. It was a Friday afternoon when my brother and my father were kidnapped, they had left to a soccer game.
My parents moved from Colombia to the United States before I was born. I am apart of the first generation in my family that was born here. My parents moved with the single hope of giving me a better life with more opportunities. Having this background has definitely impacted my life in both trivial and meaningful ways. For instance, my father not being able to break through the language barrier has been an integral part of my lifestyle.
This short story written by Gabriel Marquez is about a gruesome murder that takes place in a small hispanic cultured town. Pablo and Pedro are attempting to regain their family's honor after their sister was taken advantage of in inappropriate ways. The relationship between Santiago, and his father Ibrahim was a special bond. They were the two men of the house so they kept charge of everything that was more important than cooking and cleaning.
This would be an understandable reason to not continue college, but is very specific to certain people or families. Another personal case of why an individual would drop out is college is it is just not the right fit for their life. College does teach valuable life skills and provides an advanced education for those who need it, yet some professions do not require a degree. If a student is not getting valuable instruction for what they want to do, it would be the smart thing to back out and peruse an apprenticeship for example. Careers such as plumbing, welding, electricians, cosmetics, etc do not need a four-year degree.
The debt my parents has on me, I felt like I am paying something off. Now you might wonder why I 'm telling you my life story. I believe this journey from Bangladesh to the United States has transformed me into a completely different person. Throughout this journey, I have learned a lot more about myself. I am determined to try and overcome any challenge that comes along the way.