Hopes to Return and Build House (Mexico)

The pride of Mexico

My stepfather Mauricio (name changed) was born in 1977 in Quintana Roo, Mexico. He came to the United States to make a better living and hopefully save enough money to build a house in Mexico. In his town, there was not a lot of work because Mexico had economic problems.

He had cousins, aunts, uncles, daughters and siblings that lived in the United States. His journey took about 2 days. He was sad about leaving his family. His family didn’t want him to go because they were used to always being together with the family and had never been separated. He was 22 years old when he came to United States.

He felt weird when he arrived because the language and lifestyle were totally new for him. He came from a town where everyone knows each other and everyone says “ Good Morning” or “ Good Afternoon” it was like everyone was a big family. He still plans to return to Mexico, even after 20+ years, because for him the life there has more values. His first job was construction and now with experience he is a carpenter.

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