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Can You Imagine?

You watch your parents work hard everyday just to put food on the table and clothes on your back. They farm, fix car, bicycle, and motorcycle tires. They make cinder blocks for building houses. On weekends your father takes you fishing in the near by river and, even though you know it's more for food than for fun, your dad tries to make it fun while teaching you how to survive. Your mother spends her days washing clothes in a heated iron pot outside or killing and dressing chickens to sell to the neighbors. There are no job opportunities for those who live in your country, so they risk their very lives, some at a the tender age of seventeen or eighteen to go to another country and try to make a living. Only once they get here to the United States, they are faced with hostility from people who don't know them personally. They have no family, no church, and no job. They are completely and utterly alone.
Could you imagine if your way of life was so bad that you would subject yo…