Category Archives: Southeast

New Orleans to the SF Bay Area

Editor’s note: Slavery is an integral part of the American story and those who were forced to come to the US in chains, are no less immigrants than any other group. Not only was their freedom taken, but in many cases, their personal family history was lost. On this web site of immigration stories, we pick up their descendants’ story ... Read More »

Dr. Ravi Chandra – Establishing His Identity

Amrutha was born in a small village in Karnataka state in South India.  She was the fifth of seven siblings.  While growing up she always admired the local doctor, and long story short, became a physician, the first in her family to attend college.  She married, and had a son named Ravi Chandra. Amrutha and Ravi immigrated to the US, ... Read More »

Thulan Ly: Cosmetologist and Chemical Engineer

  In South Vietnam, the famous, and well-known Ly family enjoyed life and observing their traditions. Thulan’s father had a successful business, but turned it over to one of his sons so he could become a monk while spending two years in a cave at the top of Ba Den Mountain.  When he returned to his family’s land he erected a ... Read More »

The Moore Family and a Captured Marymoore

In the 17th and 18th centuries, England gave land in Ireland to Scottish people in order to bring more Protestants into Ireland, where it was predominantly Catholic. As the power of the Church of England increased, the Irish became outraged and began persecuting the immigrants from Scotland. In the early 1700’s, James Moore I immigrated to the U.S from Ireland for ... Read More »

Immigration Story for Archaeology & Calligraphy: Bridges To Historic Iran

My journey to study Archaeology began in Isfahan, Iran one of the most beautiful historic cities in the world, where as a child I became enthralled with ancient temples and fabulous palaces. Isfahan flourished during the Islamic period and became the capital city of the Safavid kings. During that period entire surfaces of mosques were covered with colored tiles bearing ... Read More »

Keith: Goalkeeper from Colombia

I AM POEM I Am a good person, And I think intelligent? I wonder about how is the country of Colombia I hear about a band concert I see being the best goalkeeper in this country I want to be rich I Am a good person, And I think intelligent? I pretend to be a good person I feel weird ... Read More »

Ihtesham, Cricket Player

I Am Poem I am Hardworking and a better cricket player. I wonder what will my future be like. I hear people talk about their life not others I see all that racies no one is stopping. I want more opportunities and better education. I am Hardworking and a better cricket player. I pretend something is not happen. I feel ... Read More »

Wilson Feels an Angel’s Wings

      I Am Poem I am a special person in my life I wonder about my life in the future I hear a unicorn’s cry I see in my life a good person I want to graduate from high school I am special person for myself I pretend to meet new people and places I feel an angel’s ... Read More »

Josue – Tries Not to Fall Into Bad Habits

I Am Poem I am a good person and hard working guy that likes to play sports. I wonder how to visit my family in Dominican Republic. I hear that there will be soccer tryouts this summer in my school. I see people that don’t do their work at school. I want to be better in life. I am pretty ... Read More »

Azucena Wants to be a Nurse

I Am Poem I am from Guatemala and I want to be a nurse I wonder why the beach is very big I hear birds singing in the rainbow I see beautiful landscapes I want a very fun life I am from Guatemala and I want to be a nurse I pretend to be a very intelligent student I feel ... Read More »

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