“Hamilton” has a diverse cast, even Alexander Hamilton himself is a person of color. The only white people are the dancers and King George. But in real life, none of these were people of color. Just because they chose actors who look like me doesn’t make me relate to the characters more.
through some perfect alignment in the stars of the universe, I found myself sitting last Tuesday night, May 22, under the lights of Atlanta’s Fox Theatre seeing the Broadway production of “Hamilton,” a musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda with a racially diverse cast that translates the story of America’s conception into rap.
How can you completely let go of the only people who speak and look and party like you, especially when there are only a few in a place that is so unfamiliar?
“Hey, teens, I know that we are in a very sensitive position right now…” Teens from different organizations share advice about living in the U.S. as immigrants today. Says one teen: “Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself…”
The RAISE Act would favor highly skilled immigrants and their immediate family for the purposes of economic improvement for the American people. However, research suggests that these actions would have a negative effect on our economy.
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.
Based on these 10 questions from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, do you think you could qualify for citizenship in the U.S.?