My name is Eliezer Velazquez and I was born in US. I am 15 years old. I have lived in Manhattan,New York. In school I like to talk with my friends, and when I am out of school, I like to play my video games with my friends. I am particularly good at helping other people . I became good at this because sometimes I feel alone and I don’t like to see other people sad. I enjoy helping people. In the future, I would like to be an agent of the DEA. I dream of  meeting my goals one day.

I immigrated to New york 1 year ago. My life changed in many ways when I immigrated. The change I’m happiest about is because I have new things that I did not have before or that were difficult to obtain. On the other hand I am sad  because my mom is not with me. Now I speak English and and I’m learning more everyday. I also speak Spanish.

There was a time in my life when I experienced and witnessed justice. This was the time when I had to leave my mom in Mexico. I felt very sad. In my opinion, this was fair because I moved to another country to have a better life.


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October 15, 2019 7:24 pm

I am interested in your story because that happened to me. I had to leave my brother in El Salvador.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: I am sad because my mom is not with me. ” I think this is sad because when I left my brother I was also sad every day I called him on the phone so he wouldn’t feel alone at home.
Your story reminds me of something that happened to me. One time because I want to be a professional soccer player just like you want to be a DEA agent.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I like your story and I think you have more stories how are you.

July 12, 2018 4:24 pm

Hi! Dear Eliezer Velazquez,
My name is May. Why do you think this was fair ..?

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