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name: adriana
from: venezuela
age: 17
immigrated to NY: 2002
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name: lizbeth
from: ecuador
age: 13
immigrated to NY: 2002
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name: sonam
from: tibet
age: 14
immigrated to NY: 2002
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I think of myself as a Venezuelan because when people ask you where are you from you can't say I'm from America because you're not born here. So I say I'm Venezuelan. When I'm with my mom we speak in Spanish because she doesn't want us to abandon our home language. But, when I'm with my sister we speak English. All my cousins in Venezuela are really into salsa and Hispanic music. But, when I came here I fell in love with rock and roll. They didn't understand it. And at around fourteen I decided to become a vegetarian, which also surprised everyone.

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lizbeth says:
"I know names like TMB, Bloods, and different kinds of gangs . . ."
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sonam says:
"I didn't know anything but now I just know everything . . ."
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