As American as rice and beans

Jorge Valladares
Orlando, FL

My parents came to this country as undocumented immigrants from Honduras, Central America. Their three children provide public service of some kind – I work with students with disabilities at a public college; my sister is a high school Spanish teacher and my brother is a former post-9/11 US Marine and current Brevard county Florida Fire Fighter. We are today’s American family – as American as rice and beans.


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