Making America His New Home
For a 6-year-old boy living in his native Mexico, innocence had a harsh way of slipping away form Jose’s young life. His family was struggling to make ends meet, and Jose faced daily battles and often made adult-like decisions. Starve and get an education, or work and put food on the table for himself and his family?
With only a first-grade education under his belt, Jose had no choice but to quit school and work on a farm. Jose dreamed of a life without farm work, and hoped to one day continue his education.
Today daily decisions for Jose have taken a turn for the better. He no longer has to skip school to go work in a Mexican farm in order to help support his family. On October 20, 2010, Jose Angel became a citizen of the United States, and is wrapping up basic coursework at Houston Community College, with plans of pursuing a technology-engineer bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University.