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I Am An Immigrant – Voices

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“Imagine being in America and not speaking English, you feel misplaced and invisible.”
Harrisburg, PA
If I had stayed in South Korea, I would be more close minded. Moving to America in the fourth grade was definitely a weird experience for me. South Korea and America are two different worlds. I wouldn’t say I got bullied, but I didn’t speak English, which got pointed out several times. Imagine being in America and not speaking English, you feel misplaced and invisible. Having a tongue but not able to express it into sound that everyone can understand. I believe that being an immigrant and coming to America is a difficult challenge because there’s no bridge for people to get adjusted. People have expectations of Immigrants when arriving to America and when they do not live up to them, they are judged. If I had stayed in South Korea, I wouldn’t have discovered who I am. Everything would have been chosen for me. In America, I constantly have the ability to grow and make mistakes. I started finding myself at 17, and I definitely have America to thank for that.
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