Write a three- to four- page essay that addresses the theme below. Remember to include an introduction, complete with a thesis statement, and a conclusion, which briefly restates your arguments and highlights the larger importance of your findings.
Be sure to use a few quotes to substantiate your arguments.
Always cite all direct quotes and paraphrases from the works of others. Include a Works Cited page. Your paper must be double-spaced, use 12-point type, Times New Roman font, and standard margins.
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Use the book Crossing Over to answer the question. Use of internet sources is not acceptable!
Paper Topic: Describe the experiences of the men and women who crossed the US/Mexico border in order to find work. What dangers and challenges did they face?
Did they find opportunities in the United States?
Then, explain how migration affects the family members who remained in Mexico. What were their own challenges and opportunities?
Finally, consider the challenges of living in both the United States and Mexico (whether the person continually moves between the two nations or lives in the US and occasionally visits Mexico).
What were the experiences of the people Martinez discusses in his book in regards to "fitting in" in each country?