I am sixteen years old. I was born in Mission, Texas. I have two sisters and one brother in my family. Ever, since I was a baby my parents have migrated to Pasco, Washington. My father has been bringing people to work in the asparagus as a crew leader.

I, as a migrant, help my dad work in the fields on weekends. I don't work as hard as other people work in the fields. I think working in the fields is very hard, because you need to work in the sun all day. When I grow up I want to become a teacher. I believe that being a teacher is not as hard as working in the fields.

When I work, I don't get to keep all the money I make in the fields. My parents get to keep most of the money I earn, so they can pay the bills they owe, or pay other things they need to pay. My parents give me some amount of money, so that I can buy clothes for the following year of school.

What I like most about being a migrant worker is that you get to travel to a lot of places you have never seen. Also, you get to meet a lot of people and make new friends. What I like least about being a migrant worker is to change form school to school in different places. Also when you attend another school you don't know what's going on in the classes and you might not pass that class, also working in the fields does help.

In my family both males and females are treated the same. My parents believe in treating everybody the same, that's why we all get along with each other. My father always tells me that working in the fields is very hard and that he does not want to see me work in the fields when I get older. He always tells me to educate myself.

In conclusion, I believe my parents being migrant workers is something they are doing for us, because if it weren't for them we would not have what we have right now. I also believe I am happy right now in live, because they've showed me what's right and what's wrong in life.
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