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José Mendiola

Mr. Mediola was born in La Feria, Texas and moved to Lorain as a child. He grew up in a neighborhood known as “el campito” with other Mexican-Americans and many Puerto Ricans. He tells us that these two groups were not always friendly, but believes this animosity was encouraged to prevent unity. José talks about the importance of his Catholic faith, working with undocumented immigrants and family traditions.