At first, people kept asking me why I came to the United States. Then, it was so hard for me to answer them why, but now I can answer them without hesitation. I will just simply tell them that it is because I want a better life.
Getting to the U.S. was just the start of a never-ending journey that will continue for my a lifetime. Being fortunate enough to receive the opportunity of coming to a country some people can only dream of sets up a lot of pressure to succeed.
I’m sharing my story to let people see how immigrants experience difficult situations. My family is from Baghdad. It is the capital city in Iraq, and it is actually beautiful. But sometimes it is not safe to live there, especially when there is war.
In our travels across Atlanta we asked a handful of teen immigrants and teens with immigrant parents what the “American Dream” meant to them. Here’s what they said.
Being a teenager and having a passion can change your life. I know this because having a passion for dance has changed my life forever.
Maya Martin talked with poet Clementine von Radics about
Afropunk transforms itself into a community of artists, intellectuals, and creatives, channeling their creativity into something bigger than themselves.
DACA recipients are our classmates, co-workers, friends, neighbors, etc. We can no longer afford to be silent on issues that do not directly impact us.
VOX interviewed Atlanta rapper Rich Homie Quan about how his debut album is also his “comeback” album.
The fact that I can cover this immigration topic as a teen reporter is something that I am very proud of, indeed, because even some adults try to hide from a topic that has so much to offer.