Each Mexican American has a story like no other. Some have lived on the land that is now America's Southwest for hundreds of years. Others are more recent immigrants whose families moved north looking for jobs. Some are here legally; some aren't. But most Mexican Americans are hardworking people who give a lot to America. What's more, they bring with them an exciting and ancient heritage that makes America stronger. Mexicans add much to American life—from sports to politics, religion to the arts, food to entertainment. Learn about the history and culture of Mexican Americans. Understand this important group of Americans a little better.