I am an immigrant.
Camila Solis
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Immigrants from around the world coming to the US over centuries have experienced many of the same things. My ancestors came in part from Norway, and there are dark immigrant stories in that family history, including almost being kicked out of a predominantly German immigrant small town. Chinese as well as Irish immigrants endured extreme discrimination over decades.

I believe this will pass over time for Latinos from Mexico and elsewhere. I’ve lived places in the United States where immigrant residents and citizens have been viewed no differently than anyone else. Maybe border towns aren’t the best options and will lag behind urban areas that have always been where immigrants have been assimilated into culture.

Hang in there. Most Americans welcome immigrants. Most of us understand that we are also descendants of immigrants. Over time we will grow in number and win the day.

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