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Immigrants mixed on integration
Times photo: Tere Dunlap Its nicer to work for yourself, says Santos Tinoco, who came to the U.S. for the opportunities he saw. He and his wife Maribel now own the Veracruz, a grocery store on 16th Avenue in downtown Monroe, catering to the needs of the Hispanic community. Pictured from left: Maribel; Samuel, 5; Santos, 2; Santos; and Daniel, 11.
MONROE - Santos Tinoco, 35, Monroe, wants to integrate fully into the culture of the United States."All of it," he said, smiling. Some immigrants don't want to integrate, he said, "but my opinion is I want to."