The Long Struggle for Citizenship
Fernando Duran, 26, was born in Mexico City and it took him 16 years to become a US citizen. What’s the hold up? There are hundreds of thousands of young Latinos like Fernando who are waiting for become citizens to be able to contribute their vote to this country and who are eager to access college more easily. However, states are legalizing marihuana before legalizing ambitious immigrants like Fernando. What’s up with that?! Marihuana isn’t helping American immigrants follow their dreams.
mitú challenges you to tell us what being a Latino in the US means to you in your own story, with a social media post, a meme, or any way you feel most comfortable using #WeAreAmerica. Together, we will create a beautiful portrait of what it means to be Latino in the US.