Adapted From An Immigrant Entrepreneur’s Article on HolaAmericaNews.com
The reason we celebrate is that on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted officially making the United States an independent nation with very unique characteristics that are reflected today.
It’s a nation built by immigrants; it’s a nation that was built for those who were persecuted by their governments. It’s a nation where one can make something out of nothing. This is a nation full of opportunities.
As an immigrant from a country where corruption is so widespread and the best opportunities are reserved for a select few, the author says he can appreciate these opportunities that are available probably more than someone who was born here. You don’t have to be born into a wealthy family to get a formal education. You don’t even need a college education to be a successful businessperson.
As a proud Mexican immigrant, I will never forget where I came from. The United States is my new home for good; it’s where I grew up most of my life. It’s where I received my education, and here’s where I make a living; it is where I want to live.
So celebrate a happy and safe July 4th with all of your community as we are all fortunate to live in this great country!