The Spirit Catches

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In her book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman describes the story of the Lee family and their settlement process in the United Sates. When Laos fell to the communists, the Lees were among the thousands of Hmong who fled the country. They arrived in the U.S. with their seven children and settled in the town Merced. The Lees like many refugees received many forms of federally funded public benefits including food stamps, housing, clothing, employment services, medical care, and other necessary services. The Lees took advantage of these benefits because they were in need for medical aid for their youngest daughter, Lia Lee. When Lia was three months, she was administered into the hospital and diagnosed with epilepsy. Due…show more content…
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• Paragraph 5: Some Americans citizens do not accept illegal immigration because they argue that Mexicans are criminals.
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