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Why My Mother's Immigration to the United States Still Matters Today

January 13, 2016

December 23, 2015

Worth Magazine

On November 8, she finally arrived on the shores of a new country, on a new continent. It had been a long boat trip, full of unknown people and places. Prior to the voyage, she had set eyes on the sea only from a far distance, from atop the highest mountain of her village.

Although only a young teen, setting off without her parents and siblings for an unfamiliar place whose language and culture she did not understand somehow was not daunting. After all, she had left home to escape the devastating consequences of war that had marked too much of her young life.