Meet my friends Cirilo Martinez (38) and his uncle Jesus Martinez (67). Cirilo arrived in Nashville, TN from his hometown of Guerrero, Mexico in the spring of 2000 hungry to work and prosper in the United States of America. Within the week he was working alongside his uncle Jesus and 2 more of his uncles whom were already living and working for a small landscaping company in the small, historic town of Franklin, Tennessee.
He enjoys working alongside his family and is most proud of his wife and 2 young daughters. "The best thing about this country is that there is so much work. And work is a good thing. I want to succeed in life," Cirilo exclaims. His eldest daughter has just begun school recently. "She speaks English very well," he says with a smile. "Education is the opportunity."