By maria a.
Grade 10, Illinois
Country of Origin: Mexico

This autobiography is about my life. First I will give background information about my life. Then. I will talk about my experience coming to the United States. Last I will discuss my life living in the U.S. My name is maria. I am 17 years old. I am from Mexico. My native language is Spanish. I like to take care of kids. I also like to play soccer. I have two brothers. I live with my mother. I love my family. I want to be a nurse to help the people that are sick. I immigrated to the United States when I was only 11 years old. I came to the United States because my mother and my little brother were here. I came to have a better life, and to have a better education. My trip was sad, because I left my grandmother a lone. It took one week to get here, because it was hard to pass. The coyote was looking for papers that look like us. We were in the hotel for one week, then the coyote told us the questions the immigration will ask us. The coyote told us the papers were of two other persons and the other day. He came for us to the hotel. We were going to cross the border my brother went to the front, and in the middle of us was the wife of the coyote. The immigration stopped my brother some questions. Then we pass the first immigration. Then we took the bus, and

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