I came to the US in 1992 because there were no job opportunities in the little town where I grew up, and I wanted to work and earn money to help my family. Coming here was very complicated, but I found work quickly and have been working with the same company since then. First I was a field worker, but eventually I was promoted to become a crew supervisor. I am a very responsible person, pay taxes, take care of my family and am a good citizen. It pains me to hear how we are represented in the news as villains and criminals. On the contrary, we are very modest, law abiding and honest people. I love living in the United States and all the opportunities it has offered me. I’m not taking anyone’s job because Americans don’t want to do the work I do.