I Am America: Mexican-American mom Lulis Leal
February 15th, 2012
07:00 AM ET

I Am America: Mexican-American mom Lulis Leal

Lulis Leal lives in New York City and was born in San Antonio, Texas to a Mexican-American mother and Mexican father. She grew up in a Spanish-speaking home and served in the U.S. Army. She was a single mother for 20 years and is now married to a Jewish man from Brooklyn.

What makes you American? Check out Lulis' story and submit your own "I Am America" story on iReport.

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  1. southron_98

    Wasn't it Teddy Roosevelt who said there "There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism... a hyphenated American is not an American at all". But a bigger question is why is it with PC Police every where I can't be a Southern? I am made fun of from my lanuage to my customs and even my food and religion. American only works if your not a Southerner.

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