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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