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You Have the Power

I am the daughter of two immigrants. Before my parents decided to make the 8,500-mile journey across the world, none of my relatives had ever stepped foot off their homeland. My ancestors could only dream of a place named America, and they could only imagine what it was like. Growing up, I have heard many stories of the hardships and […]

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Every Immigrant Has a Purpose

Every immigrant comes to America with a purpose. Some come with the hope for a new life, better opportunities or the hope to fulfill the American Dream. Esmeralda Santiago, however, came to America with her family for a different reason. They initially sought out proper medical care for her brother, which he could not receive back home in Puerto Rico. […]

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What is your definition of “American”?

Everyone has their own definition of what it means to be American. Some might say that this is the land of the free, the land of opportunity. Others were raised with the principles of being honest, respectful, and kind. Over the course of history, many events have shaped the country we live in today. And while there has said to […]

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