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.
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.
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.
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.
As America continues to grapple with the tragic, hate-fueled events that transpired in Charlottesville, Va. this past weekend, the VOX teens’ content on race relations is as relevant as ever.
I’ve had my dose of jaw-dropping obsessive meltdowns, and to desensitize to these attacks, I laugh. If I don’t, I become an irrational mess in a hazmat suit, only consuming blue M&Ms and touching street lights so I won’t die. To overcome OCD, I can’t just survive. I must thrive.