This country is home to so many immigrants from different countries. People who left their motherland in search of more opportunities and better future. We all worked hard to realize our dreams.
I believe success was more difficult to come by for those who were foreign-born but due to hard work and persistence they succeeded. Many of my relatives worked double-shifts in hospitals just so they can achieve the American dream and in the process provide for a bright future for their children.
My boss told me that when he came here he has to go back a grade because his English was poor. At the same time, he and his brother worked at their uncle’s store as students.
I have a friend who is now a partner in the firm whose family left Hong Kong after Mainland China took over. They came here on a merchant’s visa. He didn’t have a high school diploma but finding himself without any friends and not understanding English, he decided to go to college. He took the GED to reach his dream.
Some Americans are against immigration even though the history of this country shows it was built on the sweat of those who came ahead of us. Maybe some think we are taking away opportunities for those who were born here but somehow if they look closely, they would find out that their first generation came from another country too.
Together we make this country great by contributing to its progress. Our success shows what a great country this is for the freedom we have to follow our dreams.
We enjoy this freedom at the sacrifice of many Americans. Many gave their lives to protect our democracy. We should not squander it.
We all should learn to accept and live harmoniously together. Let us enjoy and accept our differences after all we came here with the same dreams.
Happy Memorial Day!
365 Project: Day 143