An Email from a Mexican Mom

Editor’s Note: Earlier this year, we received from following email. We have decided to share it with all of you.

Dear Editor:

I’m just a Mom that got up this morning and after breakfast (Mexican with eggs and beans and coffee) we settled in the living room and my husband watched the news like every morning and I checked my email. I reviewed the Latino Rebels Daily Digest email and read the Confessions of a Latino Rebel. It compelled me to write back. I have never done this before but I thought that it might give you an uplifting feeling and to others to hear our story.

We immigrated as a family with a visa almost 14 years ago. Two of my kids were born in Matamoros, Mexico, which is where I’m from. I owned a home there and had a steady job as materials planner buyer in an automotive American company, but things started getting worse and worse. The rumors about the drug cartels and insecurity were getting stronger every day, so my husband and I decided to come to the United States looking for better opportunities for our kids and ourselves.

We worked for three years to afford to buy a home and establish ourselves in a small town in North Carolina. Our kids were 13 and 7 years old. They started school without knowing the language. We have been in the process of obtaining permanent residency through family sponsorship, but it’s been 9 years now with no hope of getting it anytime soon.

We believe in hard work, so that is what we did. We sold everything we owned in Mexico and bought a house and started a business that has provided a way of living for us. We taught our kids to staying in school. It was the best shot they got to improve themselves and they did, but we also did preserve the family values we learned from our family in Mexico.

My oldest just graduated from NC State as a civil engineer in 2014. It took him 6 years. He did 2 years in community college and 4 years in NC State. He worked and attended school at the same time he paid as out-of-state tuition paying almost a hundred thousand dollars and he still has a debt of 30 thousand he will need to pay, but he already has a job with a company.


He is the one who told me about you and ever since, I have read every article you have published. It has provided me with information and tools. My son benefits from the DACA as well as my daughter who is now 20 and is in school also paying out of state tuition.

My youngest one is 9 now. He was born here and speaks English and Spanish. We try to teach him the love of our Mexican customs and food. We are a family that no one suspects is illegal in this country. We don’t live in a Spanish community. Our friends are white, we attend a church that is mostly white but is not because we don’t want to be Mexican. We are proud but we decided long time ago we will do what we can to change people’s minds about us. Most people think Mexicans are uneducated. Those incapable people have that mindset. When we moved here most of my neighbors thought, “There goes the neighborhood.” This Mexican will have loud music and a dirty yard, and it has been the opposite. You couldn’t tell which house is the “Mexican House.” I get a lot of comments like. “you are not how I think you will be.”

Even my family were surprised when we moved here, and when we told them we were going to buy a house, or when my son was planning to attend college they didn’t say nothing but now they tell me they just didn’t believe it. But I found out that it is not uncommon that others don’t believe in you. But the worst is that we don’t believe in what we can accomplish. We have so much to offer and younger people need to have HOPE. I have come to understand that HOPE is the best thing you can teach a kid believe that anything is possible, even when the odds are not in your favor.

Thanks so much for doing what you’re doing. It has kept me informed and I look forward to reading your email digest. It matter to us so much, and don’t forget you are making a difference.

A Mexican Mom

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rikimaru says:

The Talmud must not be regarded as an ordinary work, composed of twelve volumes; it posies absolutely no similarity to any other literary production, but forms, without any figure of speech, a world of its own, which must be judged by its peculiar laws.
The Talmud contains much that is frivolous of which it treats with great gravity and seriousness; it further reflects the various superstitious practices and views of its Persian (Babylonian) birthplace which presume the efficacy of demonical medicines, or magic, incantations, miraculous cures, and interpretations of dreams. It also contains isolated instances of uncharitable “ judgments and decrees against the members of other nations and religions, and finally it favors an incorrect exposition of the scriptures, accepting, as it does, tasteless misrepresentations.

The Babylonian” Talmud is especially distinguished from the Jerusalem or Palestine Talmud by the flights of thought, the penetration of mind, the flashes of genius, which rise and vanish again. It was for this reason that the Babylonian rather than the Jerusalem Talmud became the fundamental possession of the Jewish Race, its life breath, its very soul, nature and mankind, powers and events, were for the Jewish nation insignificant, non- essential, a mere phantom; the only true reality was the Talmud.” (Professor H. Graetz, History of the Jews).
And finally it came Spain’s turn. Persecution had occurred there on “ and off for over a century, and, after 1391, became almost incessant. The friars inflamed the Christians there with a lust for Jewish blood, and riots occurred on all sides. For the Jews it was simply a choice between baptism and death, and many of them submitted to baptism.
But almost always conversion on thee terms was only outward and false. Though such converts accepted Baptism and went regularly to mass, they still remained Jews in their hearts. They were called Marrano, ‘ Accursed Ones,’ and there were perhaps a hundred thousand of them. Often they possessed enormous wealth. Their daughters married into the noblest families, even into the blood royal, and their sons sometimes entered the Church and rose to the highest offices. It is said that even one of the popes was of this Marrano stock.

inet60 says:

All that to end up in a indoctrination camp university of fools. You have traded everything even your culture for nothing more than a nazi facist golden cage.. good luck with that. Now people including gringos are running to Mexico to get away from US terrany.
You will find you own nothing and no matter how hard you work everything belongs to the nazi zionist bankers . Your a slave in a war criminal facist state. Hope you enjoy the fema camp when they come for you like the did the Asian Americans the gov put in camps yrs ago.