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@instagram Comedy creator LeJuan James (@lejuanjames) knows firsthand the joy of growing up with immigrant parents, but he also acknowledges the struggles they endured.⁣ ⁣ “It takes an incredible amount of courage to come to a foreign country. For my parents, it was probably the most difficult thing they’ve ever done,” says LeJuan, whose real-life experiences with his Dominican and Puerto Rican family are the inspiration for his comedy.⁣ ⁣ “The hardships my parents endured coming to a country with a language barrier all for my siblings and me to have a better future, it really makes me appreciate living in America,” he adds. “This is why I want to continue celebrating all of our parents because they should receive the flowers now while they can still smell them.”⁣ ⁣ This #LatinxHeritageMonth, we’re celebrating Latinx voices that represent the beauty and power of their culture. Read LeJuan’s letter to his immigrant parents below and check out our story to see some of his family-inspired skits that will have you saying, “jajajajaja.”⁣ ⁣ ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨⁣⁣ ⁣ “My greatest honor is being the child of first-generation immigrant parents. For many of us in the Latinx community, the word sacrifice is all too familiar when speaking of our parents. They’ve left everything they’ve ever known behind in their home countries for us to have a shot at a better life, better education and better future. So with this, I would like to thank all the incredibly courageous parents who have made this enormous sacrifice for us. During this Latinx Heritage Month we celebrate you, the parents.” —@lejuanjames⁣ ⁣ Collage by @valheria123
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