Immigrants – Who Are They?
Some immigrants come to America for jobs, some come to be with family, and some come to escape persecution.
After losing the war and enduring 3 years of imprisonment, this father became a refugee. It was difficult to escape with a wife and six teenagers but he managed to get them all into one boat with many other people. Nearby countries would not take the refugees; there were already too many of them seeking help. Once these refugees were at sea, pirates took over the boat. They took everything of value and put the teenage girls in the pirate’s boat. If that happened to you, what would you do? “I would jump into the ocean,” our interviewee said. That was just the beginning of her long journey into the unknown, bound for America.
When Beatrice Davis decided to come to America, she just did it! She sold her car and her furniture, got a visa, bought a plane ticket and that was it. She didn’t speak English, but she got a job babysitting and started learning English by watching the children’s television programs and reading magazines with lots of pictures. In six months she could read, write, and speak English! She got a job in a hotel and after a short time, she was a tour manager for entertainers. She can speak several languages and she took them all over Europe for several years. Now she has a thriving business, Sassy B Worldwide, a global entertainment production firm.
Immigrants come for many reasons – some to get away from very bad situations, refugees and asylum seekers – some, like Enrique Barojas, are drawn by opportunities to better their lives. He currently works in the automotive field and manages a service shop, but his dream is to own a motorcycle repair shop and become an American citizen.
New Book Tells Immigrants’ Dramatic Stories in Their Own Words
Immigrants Coming to America presents real-life stories of immigrants from all over the world who came to America, assimilated into the American culture, and made better lives for themselves. They came from places such as Sri Lanka, Mexico, Norway, Syria, and Pakistan.
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You’ll laugh; you may cry; you will be entertained.
The print version will be available soon.
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