I Am An Immigrant

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 122 People

    A few days ago I was watching a documentary

    about the ships of the Italian navy who are rescuing the thousands of African immigrants who try in desperate attempts to cross the Mediterranean sea to enter Europe. Those sailors on many occasions only find ship wrecks and hundreds of dead bodies floating in the sea. On other...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 31, 2015

    I Am An Immigrant

    You know, it is very true what they say about one single choice changing your life. Immigrating was that choice for me and it has shaped my whole life up until this point. Granted, I was only nine years old when I made the decision, but I still had a choice to...
    kxMarixk kxMarixk
    2 Responses Jun 22, 2009

    I moved to Ireland and then to England.

    A year ago I moved to Ireland where I spent only single year, my beginning was really hard my English was very basic (now is only a little bit better but not much) I was having difficulties with understanding, after school I fight depression cause I lived in a country without any...
    Jared999 Jared999
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 27, 2015

    Australia- I remember the ruddock era it was

    2000 when I was in villawood, I was 7 my arms were broken by a guard, I was raped repeatedly by bored teenage gangs after which a guard told me go clean my self up, I remember mr ruddock a signature on my temporary protection visa, I remember the court sessions and the...
    shiftu shiftu
    22-25, M
    Mar 13, 2014

    Immigration Overseas Is best Visa Service

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    Immigrationoverseascomplaints Immigrationoverseascomplaints
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2015

    Well, Kinda

    I was born here but I, left for a dusty valley in northern Mexico before I could walk. I lived there for six years, knowing only Spanish and identifying only as Mexican. When my mom remarried we returned to the United States to begin anew and we did.  So I'm a natural-born...
    istruggle istruggle
    18-21, M
    Jun 8, 2008

    I Get a Little Annoyed

    When everything is blamed on immigrants. Crime, unemployment, litter, you name it, it's our fault. Yes, we came here and ruined everything. Because you NEVER did anything bad did you? You've been 100% law-abiding and altruistic to your fellow citizens since birth. You've never...
    chovhani chovhani
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Sep 20, 2007

    The New Girls In Town

    I moved to America from Puerto Rico. My family is a mix of Spanish, Italian, Russian, Indian, and African. I been in America 3 months. I no get American ways and it gets twin sister and me bullied and called "the immigrant twins" by many kids. Any advice or hints on better life...
    Jinx13666 Jinx13666
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2013

    Now a citizen. I don't agree with Mr.

    Putin in a lot of things but I do understand this sentiment. I assimilated myself in a new culture and environment without losing who I really am.
    WynterSolstice WynterSolstice
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jan 11, 2016


    with the shoreline in view we were heading for the land of the free led by our guide on to the airport terminal we came with hope he told us to hide in the bathroom so we hid four of us and a baby in a single cubical for what felt like hours our legs were dead weights and...
    shiftu shiftu
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 4, 2010

    I am from Belgium. My brother went to college

    in the United States and my mother said I should also. I now live with my brother and study biology in America. I learned of English in school in Belgium, but it did not prepare me enough for America. I had a hard time understanding my classes first. In one class a student knows...
    Aureillenne Aureillenne
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 9, 2015

    I An Immigrant

    i came with my parents in united state to have a batter life, when i was in india i wan't good in study but now i feel i can improve and coming to US is BIGGEST gift from my parents ing
    tentsering tentsering
    Apr 16, 2012

    I moves to Canada two years ago.

    I left most of mi family and all of my friends. I had been in the same school for 14 years so that's pretty much all my life. I Dad stayed at our country so he could send money to my Mom, brother and me. It's been hard. I feel like I don't have good friends and I want to belong...
    HelloOverThere HelloOverThere
    18-21, M
    Jul 28, 2015

    I Don't Want To Be An Immigrant!!

    My parents brought me here when I was 1 yr old. I think they should have left me in Mexico. I know they brought me here to live a better life. But, how can I? I just graduated high school, and this one teacher kept telling, what I was going to do after high school, and I told him...
    LoveisSame333 LoveisSame333
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 24, 2012

    Born and raised in England

    until I was around 10 years old and then my mum decided to uproot us to the USA and I've been there ever since.
    ViolentRed ViolentRed
    22-25, M
    Mar 11, 2016
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    Mar 17, 2016

    Then And Now Of Being An Immigrant.

    It was during the end of high school when I found out I am an illegal immigrant. It didn't shock me that much, but then I found is I couldn't get a high paying, only low pay jobs and I couldn't get financial aid which meant saving money to pay for classes. One time, my parents...
    wildsalsa wildsalsa
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2013

    Portugal And Holland

    I was born in The netherlands and I lived there with my parents and sister until I was 12 years old. 5 years before moving, my parents told us one night we would move to Portugal one day, and we asked"what is Portugal?". So after a lot of summers spend in Portugal and my dad...
    beckygmdt beckygmdt
    Nov 7, 2010

    Immigrant Station

    http:// vimeo . com / 33068384 This video was shot by a journalist and It tells the story : )
    Muataz Muataz
    18-21, M
    Dec 5, 2011

    War Refugee

    Croatia > Bosnia > Serbia > Slovenia > Austria > Germany > United States. I probably missed a country. Being a refugee is no fun..
    naturali naturali
    26-30, F
    Aug 6, 2009

    Being a new immigrants

    and a stepmom, i always so struggle to stay in a new country. I had a successful high salary job in my hometown. Since English isn't my mother tongue. It makes me look bad when I don't understand some of the slang, street language... I tried my best to learn. This is talking...
    childlessstepmom childlessstepmom
    46-50, F
    Feb 3, 2016

    I Am Tired Of Being Unaccepted In This Country

    NB: If you're English, I can understand that you'd read this and be mad, and ready to write terrible comments about me and probably tell me to go back to where I came from. I'm kindly asking you, as a person who is also sitting in front of a computer screen, who also has been...
    thisisadiana thisisadiana
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2013

    Were You Affiliated With the Communist Party As a Child?

    I am an immigrant several times over. I've lived in the US for 9 years, but I hold Russian and UK passports. To get our greencards - which took much longer than usual - we had to submit to an interview (with a lawyer present!), which isn't normal procedure. They naturally asked...
    rainbowchristmaslights rainbowchristmaslights
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 28, 2008

    Thank You New Zealand

    I was born In South Africa and in 1996 I Immigrated to New Zealand. I have never been sorry that I left the crime and the violence of South Africa, for the peace and safety of New Zealand -  Thank to all the people of New Zealand for helping me to settle in and making New...
    koos1961 koos1961
    51-55, M
    Dec 21, 2012

    My mom is from the states,

    my dad from the u.k. I was born and lived my first decade in the u.k. before we all shipped off to Canada, 17 years ago today. I hate the climate. I can't stand how cold it gets in the winter. I have friends, family, even a girlfriend here, but I can't help thinking (usually...
    willifindher willifindher
    26-30, M
    Feb 15, 2015

    I am originally from Romania

    and so happy I came in the States to be able to provide a much better life to my daughter.
    TheGrlNxtD00r TheGrlNxtD00r
    46-50, F
    May 18, 2014
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