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Raul Ramirez: Bridging Cultural Gaps

Raul Ramirez: Bridging cultural gaps

Kindergarten, Clover Valley Elementary School

Raul Ramirez was born 5 years ago into a working-class home in Mexico City. Earlier this year, his parents, Carmen and Jorge, had the opportunity to be sponsored by Jorge's brother, who immigrated to Midland 2 years ago, with the hope of making enough money in just a few years to buy a farm in Mexico. They know that their U.S. wages will quickly allow them to become landowners in Mexico.

Raul was a healthy baby who had the advantage of being the first son of a young couple with two older and doting sisters, Angelina, then 5, and Diana, then 2. While Mr. and Mrs. Ramirez loved their daughters, Mrs. Ramirez often ...

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