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This review "Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario" discusses telling a story of a 17-year-old boy from Honduras who makes the troublesome journey to the USA to reunite with his mother Lourdes. The review considers what a price should some immigrants pay for to reunite with their families. …
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Download file to see previous pages I’ve heard the terrific statistics telling how many people crossed the USA boundary, but that people were only numbers for me. Earlier I never thought about the fact that those people who immigrate to the USA leave their families on the other side of the boundary. I thought of them as about people who just can’t find a job or don’t want to live in their own country and therefore come to the USA. While reading this book I got deep into the inner world of a boy, whose mother left him in Honduras and went far away to make his and her life better. The move allows her to send money back home to Enrique, due to that he can go to school. Mother promised Enrique that she will return quickly. But she had troubles in America. So due to this very book, I saw how difficult it is to survive in a foreign country, where no one is really interested in your being here and someone even want you to leave. Also, I saw the inside of the world of poverty, unemployment, and hardships I never met in my life. I really reconsidered my opinion about immigrants after reading this book. Now I even think the government has to provide the immigrant's children with humanitarian care, shelter, and legal assistance, especially for those children who have faced horrific violence in their native countries. Unfortunately, not all the officials and parties are ready to help the immigrants.
The book Enriques Journey helped me to open my eyes and see the other side of both immigrant’s and my own worlds. They differ a lot. I have never been really far from my family, without staying in contact with them, without the smallest opportunity to see them. After reading Enrique's Journey I found out, that our world is cruel. I always knew that there are some people who hate and even are afraid of those who are unlike them.  Our world knows racism, Nazism and many other variants of hating other people, but I’ve never thought that such a thing could happen in the USA although in a much milder form. ...Download file to see next pagesRead More
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