Joe Lopez - Define American

Joe Lopez

San Antonio, TX

The Definition of American to me signifies the privilege to have equal rights to happiness and betterment of living conditions. Having citizenship or other legal adjustments should not impact my image towards society.

Some Americans shatter the definition of being “American” Regardless of ethnicity or race, immigrants are an opportunity not a threat. The world has grown too materialistic and will be tired of money and power. I believe we have a lot to learn from immigrants. I work in an unaccompanied minor shelter with children from Central America. These children have strong values, morals and beliefs.

If the USA should have an economic crisis or crash, if we are no longer guaranteed minimum wage or growth and development in our community where would we go? What if our neighboring countries denied us “Americans” entry due to being illegal or not from their country?

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