People have a lot to say about immigration.
Immigrants come to the U.S. and to other countries for many reasons.
Some immigrants go to another country to escape religious or political
persecution, some for better jobs, and others come to make a better
life for themselves and their families.
When we move to a new place, more often than not, we experience some
sort of “culture shock.” These experiences range from
adapting to customs and languages that are completely different from
what we knew, to getting used to people speaking differently in our new home.
Sometimes we feel like we don't belong to the place we left behind,
but we don't quite fit in our new home either.
been a reality for centuries and will continue to be in the future.
Sharing your experiences will greatly help those who are thinking of
immigrating. Your experiences may help them learn how to adapt to a
new language or culture, help avoid certain dangers, or learn what
the advantages and disadvantages of immigration are.
Tell us your experiences as an immigrant.
How did you get to your destination country? What paperwork did you have
to file? What positive and/or negative experiences have you had as an immigrant?
Feel free to write your experiences the way you wish.
You can use your own ideas, or use the questions below as a guide. In
the event you use a question, you should only answer that question. You
may also answer several questions in separate entries and allow us to
choose the best one for the book. Whatever your preference, only a
maximum of 2,000 characters will be published.
Click on the question you wish to answer:
Your story or anecdote will be published under
a pseudonym or your real name followed by your age, city, state or province, and country
in parentheses. Example: Efrén Gutiérrez (age 32, Chicago, Illinois, USA).
It is your choice to use your name or not. However, for administrative purposes, you will
need to give contact information. This information is kept confidential. This information
will not be published or shared with anyone under any circumstance, unless you instruct
us otherwise in writing. See Participation Requirements
for more information.
|100 Plus TRUE STORIES: Immigration
is a book that will be published under the Cambridge BrickHouse Books
(CBH Books) label. This book will form part of the 100 Plus TRUE STORIES
series. The objective of this series is to collect and share life experiences
so that readers may identify with and/or learn from them.
If you have yet to send your experiences to
100 Plus TRUE STORIES: Immigration, click