Argumentative Essay: Making America Home

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Pages: 5

Thomas Izaguirre
Dr. Young
ENG 1110
Rough Draft
Making America Home The year is 1995 when my parents decided that it was the best idea for them to leave their home countries of Honduras and El Salvador. So they headed for the US to give my brother a better life than what they could offer him at the time. My parents had the mindset that they were going to do anything to make it to the US. They paid a guide a little over 1,000 Lempiras (Honduran currency) to help them on their journey. My mother tells me about her experience she says to me, “ We walked for a long period of time, we walked for 4 days with very little breaks and we had little food. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do to insure that your brother got a better future, but that
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