Jorge Valdez Research Paper

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Jorge Valdez was born in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico in 1951 where he lived until the age of five. At which time he and his family migrated to the United States and settled in Laredo, Texas. Valdez was raised in poverty and worked as a migrant worker in many states in the US during high school. After graduating from high school, Valdez attended University of Texas to obtain his B.A, and later attended Yale University where he obtained his M.A. Valdez was the only person in his family to graduate from high school. Valdez personally saw both sides of poverty and success. He believed that ones perception of reality greatly impacted economic and political implications. Valdez strongly felt all persons deserved to be heard and in an attempt to eliminate

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