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.
Whether you’re likely to experience it or not, we should all take part in fighting discrimination. But sometimes that’s easier said than done.
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.
Based on these 10 questions from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, do you think you could qualify for citizenship in the U.S.?
This semester, VOX took on a topic that is rampant in mainstream media, especially since the last presidential election: immigration. A series of self-expression workshops this semester resulted in a lot of voices from teens who are refugees and immigrants, including this video.
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.
Meet our teen editors and find out where in Atlanta to get the new print issue of VOX!
As the new issue VOX Investigates: Immigration approaches, our Q&A with a Muslim Atlanta teen reminds us of the real lives behind the news headlines.