LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- It's dinner time at La Tonalteca and the Mexican restaurant in Dickson City was busy.
Many of the servers there are from Mexico or from parts of Central America and say they came here to make a better life for themselves as American citizens.
“Yes, I am a citizen now. I came to this country in 1990 when we were having the civil war in El Salvador,” said Mirciades Diaz. “I basically escaped.”
“Work hard, you know? Work for their families and get a better future, you know?” said Alma Camacho.
They say they've been hurt that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has painted immigrants coming in from Mexico as criminals.
“Knowing how hard my parents have worked of course it hurts me,” said Camacho. “We’re not here to do anything wrong. We’re just here to work.”
Trump took a surprise visit to Mexico Wednesday where he met with Mexico's president.
Trump says the men discussed trade and the building of wall along the U.S/Mexico border but Trump did not mention making Mexico pay for that wall.
The owner of Don Pancho Villa Restaurant in south Scranton feels this visit was a ploy to catch Hispanic voters.
“He's losing the Spanish vote. That's what I thought because I don't think the Spanish community is going to vote for him,” said Roberto Sosa.
Lackawanna County businessman Bob Bolus is a staunch Trump supporter.
He says Trump's Mexico visit shows he's ready to be president.
“A smart leader talks first and acts later if necessary,” said Bolus. “And that's what Donald Trump has demonstrated. We're a nation of laws. Mexico realizes that.”
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton slammed Trump's Mexico visit saying building relationships with other countries takes more than a "photo opp."