Fifth Harmony's Camila Cabello's written a well emotional essay on growing up an immigrant

'Why were we packing up our stuff?​'

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Camila Cabello off of Fifth Harmony's written an essay detailing life growing up as in immigrant in America, explaining how it shaped her as a person and learned that you can 'do the impossible' if you put enough graft.

Writing for POPSUGAR's Hispanic Heritage Month, Camila talks of the struggles growing up an immigrant and how proud she is to be Cuban-Mexican.

Everything around me is a hologram

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Opening up about her childhood, Camila wrote: "Why were we packing up our stuff? Why was my grandma hugging me tighter than usual? Where were we going?

'We're going to Disney World!' That's what my Mom told me when we were crossing the border. She packed a little backpack with my Winnie the Pooh journal and my doll, and we crossed the border from Mexico to the US, seeing my Dad become an ant in the distance as he stayed behind.

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"I learned from my family that if you work hard enough and you want it badly enough, you can do the impossible.

"I am so proud to be Cuban-Mexican. This country was built on immigrants. People who were brave enough to start over. How strong we are to leave behind everything we know in hopes of something better. We are not fearless, we just have dreams bigger than our fears. We jump. We run. We swim, we move mountains, we do whatever it takes. 

"And so next time, when anybody wants to tell you they want to build a "wall" on our border, remember behind that wall is struggle, determination, hunger. Behind that wall, could be the next cure for cancer, the next scientist, the next artist, the next drummer, the next anything they work hard enough to become!"


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What d'ya make of that, then? Emotional, no? Check out Camila's full essay for POPSUGAR here, tweet us over @sugarscape and don't forget give us a like on Facebook while you're at it. CHEERS.


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