Mexican Flag

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

My father came when he was young he came for a better life and to work hard for him to go back and to work hard for him to go back and marry my mother. To bring her to America to raise their kids and a better life. Even though he had a good job of a police officer in Puebla Mexico he still wanted a better life in America. My father soon went back to Mexico to marry my mother. They came to America my father worked hard and had a decent apartment to live in. After a few months they had my big brother only for 2 years they stayed. My father went back to Mexico a few months before my mom went to meet him up because he got sick. My mother had my other older brother in Mexico. Then my father came back to America to work harder for my mother and my two brothers. My mother waited a few months later also but she was struggling coming back she was hiding by trees when the helicopter passed by even though the struggled they passed through coming here and with my other brother in my mom's belly. The Mexican flag represents where my family came from and the struggle and reasons why they wanted to come to America. Now that they live here in America my parents are happy to have my 5 brothers and me the only girl.

Place(s): Mexico
Year: 1988

– Vanessa Cortez Martinez

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant