Feb 13, 2012

Immigration Reality: Young father is proud to be American, but wants to pass on Mexican heritage

From Wisconsin, the story of a Mexican-American father.

GazetteXtra: "Antonio Cortez was born in Mexico but raised in Whitewater. His parents brought him to the United States when he was 4. Today, he feels like a tourist in Mexico. Still, he identifies himself first as Mexican, then as American.

"Just because I have pride in being Mexican does not mean that I do not want to be an American," he said. "I gave up my loyalty to Mexico when I took the oath of citizenship to the United States. I love this country. But I also love my country of origin." He believes in hanging on to his cultural heritage so he can pass it on." read more

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