I was born in Mexico City, Mexico, in 1990. My family was poor, and we lived in a small apartment in a crowded neighborhood. My father worked as a construction worker, and my mother worked as a maid. I had two younger brothers.
When I was 10 years old, my father was killed in a car accident. My mother was devastated, and she struggled to make ends meet. We had to move into a smaller apartment, and I had to start working after school to help support my family.
When I was 16 years old, I decided to immigrate to the United States. I had heard that there were more opportunities in the US, and I wanted to give my family a better life. I crossed the border illegally, and I made my way to Los Angeles.
When I first arrived in Los Angeles, I was scared and alone. I didn't speak English, and I didn't know anyone. I slept on the streets for a few days, and I ate whatever I could find.
Eventually, I found a job as a dishwasher in a restaurant. The work was hard, but I was grateful to have a job. I saved up my money, and I eventually rented a small apartment.
I went to night school to learn English, and I eventually got a job as a janitor. I worked hard, and I eventually got promoted to supervisor. I am now a naturalized citizen of the United States, and I am proud to call this country my home.
I have come a long way since I was a poor child in Mexico City. I have faced many challenges, but I have never given up. I am grateful for the opportunities that I have been given in the United States, and I am committed to making a better life for my family.
I am not the only immigrant who has come to the United States in search of a better life. There are millions of immigrants who have made the United States their home. We come from all over the world, and we speak all different languages. But we all share one thing in common: we are all trying to build a better life for ourselves and our families.
I am proud to be an immigrant, and I am proud to call the United States my home.