New Jersey

By Victor R.
Grade 5, New Jersey
Country of Origin: Mexico

My Uncle was born in Mexico. He came to the U.S. before my Mom, sister and I, to find a place for us to live. I was five years old when we arrived in the U.S. It was scary, we did not have any money nor a job. My Mom found a job for all three of us, it was not the best paying job, but it was money for food on our table. Our job was to pick oranges from the trees from sunup to sundown. We were very tired, but we knew that this was a better life for us in America. We knew there were more opportunities here then in Mexico.

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