Relationship: Im/migrant
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Something that is really ugly is that the U.S. is so good at giving out names, like alien, that people identify with, and they get angry. I’m this and you’re that and then we fight. Those are just words. Don’t let words define you. People immigrate for many reasons. The importance of immigration is obvious. That’s why big cities have grown and are important because of all our creativity. Everyone comes together and we create something different. The first time I came, I was cleaning. I was doing the job that maybe other people didn’t have the time to do, or didn’t want to do because they had the time, or skills, or ability to create something else.  The U.S. and all big countries need labor, work, and only the immigrants will do it, I know. People say they are taking their jobs away. Go ahead and do it. 

Place(s): New York, Lower East Side, Peru

– Silvia

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant