Sunday, July 03, 2011

Adam Cortes aims to teach Mexican immigrants citizenship

This young man came here as a 17 year old, learned English, became a citizen and is helping other immigrants learn to be Americans too. - - Donna Poisl

By Ross Farrow, News-Sentinel Staff Writer

Growing up near Mexico City, Adam Cortes saw how much better life was in the United States through his TV set.

Watching 1960s sitcoms like “I Dream of Jeannie” and “Leave It to Beaver” with Spanish voice-overs, Cortes noticed how nicely the characters dressed, how nice their cars were and the high-quality roads and highways there were in America.

At the age of 17, Cortes decided to leave his homeland and move in with his grandparents in Lodi. That was in 1988, when he came to Lodi with $20 and a pair of jeans.
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