Born, Educated in the U.S., Student Looking for His 'Mexican Dream'

Alberto Bustamante shakes the hand of Mario Cuevas Zamora.

Alberto Bustamante shakes the hand of Consul of Mexico Mario Cuevas Zamora during the diplomat’s visit to campus in April.

Albert Bustamante, a business administration major who was born in the United States, recently obtained dual citizenship with a goal to eventually work and live in Mexico.

“Being a first-generation, bilingual, bicultural American gives me more economically successful options,” said the 25-year-old transfer student from Irvine Valley College. “I recognize the roots of my parents, and I am proud to have accepted Mexican nationality.”

Bustamante, who has a 5-year-old son, wants to be ready for whatever the future holds.

Read the story in Spanish in Excélsior.

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