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How Can You Repay Your Immigrant Parents?

Cry a Little
Three kids of immigrants surprise their parents with heartfelt letters to recognize their incredible sacrifices.
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Hi, my name is Clara.
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Think like you'll ever be able to in her bed where we No, what
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do you think they deserve?
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I don't think I could give them what they deserve.
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They deserve a lot.
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So I remember my mom working at a factory.
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I believe that they used to build uh parts for airplanes and
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she did a lot of work with her hands, a lot of tiring, work with
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her hands.
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My dad will come and work in the strawberries one time.
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My mom came also and left my older brother over there.
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I remember her being at work all the time and I remember it was
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really hard for her because she didn't finish high school
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And so she always felt like I don't know like she wasn't smart
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enough.
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Um but I remember seeing how brave she was because I'm very
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emotional.
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Um they like I said, they left one of my brothers, they left
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us behind.
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So my dad will be separated like seasons at a time.
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But for some weird reason you knew that they were doing it for
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a good cause J as a Yes, I can see I am an immigrant.
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I'm all right.
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Hey mom, I kissed us.
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I kissed, 00, maddy so much.
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Hi.
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A little, um, mommy when I think of the words like strength
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courage.
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I think of you.
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You were only 16 when you came to the United States from Mexico
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with no mom to help guide, protect and encourage you the way
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you have for me.
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No.
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And it does get us.
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You have shown me no matter what your circumstances are in
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life.
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You can choose to pull yourself up and work hard for the life
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of your dreams for sacrificing the time with your mom.
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I love you.
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I love you too.
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It's an honor is, is, even when you have your, your green card
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you are a citizen, it's still hard.
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You know, because you still have part of your life in Mexico
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Not everybody is here.
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No, it's an honor to be an immigrant.
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You know, we're here and we're gonna stay here.
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C seven MC CM.
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Yeah.
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Yeah.
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Thank you.
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And I didn't wanna come, Jessica.
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Thank you, Jessica.