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Martin Meraz Garcia

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Chicano Education


When coming to the United States many immigrants think the biggest challenge they face will be leaving their families. Many do not realize the real challenge awaits them when they arrive in the United States. One of the main challenges they face is that of discrimination and overcoming negative stereotypes Americans use to describe them. Children are being raised to think these remarks are acceptable. In this paper I am going to provide information from personal blogs of experiences that have affected their everyday lives . This paper will provide evidence of the struggles they face with language barriers and the limited opportunities in employment and education. This study will show that regardless of how many miles of border are built and the many hurdles that are place before them, people from Mexico and Latin America will continue to overcome the many obstacles that are place before them in order to provide a better future for their siblings.