Maria Sanchez - Define American

Maria Sanchez

Los Angeles, CA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHF8n_LKc1o

Being an American means more than just being born within the borders of this country. From the beginning it has been about having dreams and seeking opportunities. Being an American is more than having a nine-digit number. It means working hard, making sacrifices, overcoming obstacles and taking on challenges to reach goals. Being an American is being resilient and persistent, hopeful that one day you will be accepted as the amazing human being you were born to be. Being an American is being just and standing up for what is right, it is being inclusive of others who are different and being open to diversity and change. I am an American. I am undocumented and unafraid.

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