Feliz Cinco de Mayo! But it's not really Mexican Independence Day
Happy Cinco de Mayo!! Hey, did you know that May 5th is NOT Mexican independence day? SAY WHAT?! For real. People in Mexico don't even really celebrate it, unless they live in a certain region. Here's the lowdown: In 1861, Benito Juarez was president of Mexico, which was basically down in the dumps financially. Mexico had debts with various European countries and had to default on the loans. Napoleon III decided to send some thugs (how do you say "thug" in French?) down to Me
How Can an Immigrant "do it the right way?"
Have you ever thought to yourself, "Why can't people who immigrate to the U.S. just do it the right way?" Go ahead. You can admit it. You're definitely not alone. Close your eyes and imagine something with me. Oh, right. You can't read if your eyes are closed. OK, then, just pretend your eyes are closed. Ready? Imagine that it's four in the morning, you're in your bed with your partner, asleep. The house is silent, except for the little sounds. If you were awake you might hea