What’s missing from the American immigrant narrative | Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez

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Recounting her story of finding opportunity and stability in the US, Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez examines the flaws in narratives that simplify and idealize the immigrant experience — and shares hard-earned wisdom on the best way to help those around us. “Our world is one that flourishes when different voices come together,” she says.

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