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Leaving Home (Clip 2 of 3)

In the second clip associated with the Al Otro Lado lesson plan, Magdiel, a young man living in Mexico, talking to his sister about wanting to go to the U.S. Students should talk about why Magdiel wants to leave his home and family. Are his expectations about life in the U.S. realistic? Why or why not? Discuss what economic, political, cultural, historical and geographical forces are influencing the choices that Magdiel is making about his future.