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    America is seen as a place where abundant freedoms and opportunities are waiting. However, until you experience it firsthand, you can not predict how your dream will play out. America is a place where dreams come

    The Reality of Immigrating to America

    America is seen as a place where abundant freedoms and opportunities are waiting. However, until you experience it firsthand, you can not predict how your dream will play out. America is a place where dreams come true, but American...

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    • Dear Sara,

      I enjoyed reading this; since i come from an immigrant family I could relate to this very deeply. I would hear stories about what my parents thought America would be like but when they got here it was completely different. What you said about how life is really hard for immigrants and that they have to overcome a lot of obstacles is very true. In https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/the-7-biggest-challenges-facing-refugees-and-immig/ it talks about the 7 hardest thing immigrants have to over come and it amazes me what people go through to get their families a better life. Great read!

    • Sara,
      I really liked what you had to say about immigration because it is true. I see what immigrants have to go through, and I don’t think I could ever understand because I was born here, but I can empathize, which is something we should all do. My grandma and father were immigrants, and I have seen their hard work and determination to work to provide for us. Immigrants are truly the most hard-working people I know, because as you said, they have some equal opportunity, however it is harder to achieve that. They almost have to relearn everything. I like that you cited many articles and a book, even though it was fictional, yet relatable. It also gave me the idea to start reading that book!

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  • Emilee, I found your post very interesting. Especially the idea about how everyone has a different view and opinion on not only what it means to be an American but what they think are American values. As you said, America is commonly thought of as a country that values freedom and equality, but there are two sides to everything. Our country today…Read More

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  • Trinity, thank you for sharing your ideas. I like how you talked about competition being something America values. A common goal is often to not only do your best, but also to do better than others or be above average. I have thought about how competition effects our lives but I have never thought about it being something our country values. I do…Read More

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