Adam Marrero shares his motherâ€™s hardships when she first came from San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
Alicia Gregorio talks about preserving Mexican traditions in her family.
Alka Gupta, whose parents are from India, shares her grandparentsâ€™ stories and what she learned from them.
Amanda Ortiz, whose grandparents are from Puerto Rico: get a little taste of Puerto Rico in Humboldt Park.
Ana Tapia, who was born in Michocan Morelia, Mexico, enjoys life in the United States.
Andria Venezia, whose great grandparents are from Italy, shares what she has learned from their experience.
Angel Anselmo’s parents came from Guerrero, Mexico; initally, they picked oranges in Florida. She talks about what her parents’ journey means to her both in English and Spanish.
Angel and Jessica MuÃ±oz, whose grandparents are fromÂ Puerto Rico, talk about the importance of family.
Ann Tiempetpisal explains how life in Pattani, a province in Thailand, is different than in USA.
Annais Diaz talks about her grandparents and parents’ road to citizenship and how it affected her.
Anothai Kaewkaen tells the story of his mother who came from Bangkok, Thailand, as a nurse.
Araceli Rosales tells the story of her origin.
Archawee Dhamavasi, whose parents are from Phayao, Thailand, talks about the importance of keeping the second generation alive.
Aurora Deleon, who was born in Batangas, Philippines, talks about traditional Filipino culture.
Bania Leon, who in 2009 came from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to Chicago, talks about her biggest challenge both in English and Spanish.
Becky Lugo says the immigration story of her great grandparents has not really affected her, and she explains why.
Ben Marcelo shares the difficulties his mother faced when she first came from the Philippines.
Berenice Salas whose father is from Mexico,Â shares what she has learned from her parentsâ€™ experience.
Bozena Malkowska talks in Polish about how different members of her family initially adjusted to arriving in the States in 2005.
Bina Patel from Toronto, Canada, learned to appreciate what she has from what her father has been through.
Caressa Siu shares her mother’s hardships in the refugee camp.
Carlos Cowzoles explains his reasons for coming to the States and his goals.
Carmalo Mendez, who was born in Bolivia recalls how he overcame the challenges and adjusted to the life in America.
Chamni Sripraram, 36, said his emigration experience form Thailand was improved by his wife’s military service.
Cheryl Ma, who was born in Saigon, Vietnam, talks about the importance of family as her support.
Claire Fak-On, 27, of Saraburi, Thailand, is afraid she might get lost in the city.
Cynthia Hernandez, 17, discusses the differences between Mexico and the United States.
Dansong Wang, 43, came from Beijing to Chicago to pursue her Ph.D. at Northwestern University and had to adjust to a different education system.
Darshan Desai from Toronto, Canada, talks about his parentsâ€™ experience with other immigrant families.
Deli Liu, who was born in Xian, China, wants to ensure her kids grow up bilingual.
Earth Eurkittiroj emigrated from Thailand and continues to uphold the traditions with the language and the dress.
Elaine Wong was born in Hong Kong but moved to Canada at the age of 6 and came to Chicago on a work visa; she describes her identity.
Ellen Moy, who was born in China, tells her family’s story.
Erica Del Real tells the story of her father who came over by himself from Sacatecas, Mexico and lessons learned.
Erlinda Salud from Quezon City, Philippines, recalls her experience when she first came to America.
Evangelina Mayol talks about adjusting to life in America both in English and in her dialect from Cebu, a Filipino island.
Eveline Lapan, who was born and raised in Versailles, France, recalls how she felt when she first came to America.
Ewa Skup came from Poland to Chicago in 1989 with her children; she talks about the traditions she cultured with them.
Farah Chaudhavy, whose mother is from Pakistan, share her grandfather’s story.
Glen Ezaki whose grandparents are from Japan, talks about his parentsâ€™ journey to Chicago.
Glenn Manipon moved to the United States at age 12; he talks about his getting assimilated and a family tradition.
Hahuong Ngo, 32, discusses the loneliness she faces since she left Hanoi, Vietnam almost four years ago.
Harshil Shah, who was born in Gujarat, India, describes his first few days in the United States.
Hayoung Kim from Changwon, Korea, says that confidence is the key.
Hector Torres, whose family is from Puerto Rico: Never forget your roots.
Helen Lai, whose parents immigrated from China, discusses why she became involved with the Immigrant Youth Justice League.
Izabela Annes compares life in Wroclaw to life in America.
Izabela Piatek explains what motivated her to move from Poland, and what made her decide to stay in the US.
Jacob Zajaczkowski talks about the difficulties of adapting to life in America as a young child.
Jamie Ochoa explains why he is at the Immigration Rally and the its goals.
Jane Paik, 22, discusses the advantages of growing up with American and South Korean cultures.
Janthapat Saichumin, who has lived in Chicago for the past three years, misses the familiarity of Thailand.
Jason Renacido, whose parents are from The Philippines, talks about how the Filipino culture is retained in his family.
Jennifer Wong, whose mother is from China, recalls what her childhood was like and how it has shaped her.
Jessica Perez, 19, who is originally from Morelia, Mexico, discusses the fear undocumented immigrants face.
Joel Day, 35, who was born in Vietnam,talks about how a church sponsorship brought his family from a refugee camp in Guam to the United States.
Johanna Moya, who was born in Bogota, Colombia, talks about learning English, which was her primary motivation for moving.
Johnny Mui shares his parents’ experiences in the United States after emigrating from Hong Kong.
Jorge Mena, 22, who was born in Jalisco, Mexico, discusses the “DREAM Act” and why he thinks it is important.
Jose Dominguez talks about his father’s journey from MichoacÃ¡, Mexico, in 1972.
Julia Kim, who was born in Seoul, South Korea, talks about what motivates her to always do her best.
Julio Lopez from Mexico City, talks abotu what it was like for him to go back and visit her friends and family.
Julio Zavala crossed the border from Mexico when he was 10 years old; he talks about the experience and how it makes him feel today.
Justin Phommasith,19, discusses his father’s experience coming to the United States from Laos.
Kanok-on Chanajarunvit, who was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, compares Thai and American cultures.
Kathie Ang moved to Pilsen from Malaysia at the age of two, and she talks about how that affected her growing up.
Kossi Houngbo of Lome, Togo says he faced a long journey to citizenship.
Karen Alvarez, whose grandparents are from Mexico, shares what she has learned from them.
Ladavan Limpan, tells what she learned from her immigrant experience in both English and Thai.
L Manomai, 40, of Thailand discusses why she worked on President Barack Obama’s campaign.
Leo Yu, who is a student from Tianjin, China, recalls what motivated him to come to America.
Lisa Xu, who was born and raised in Beijing, China, talks about how she sees China nowadays.
Lorena Lopez came over from Mexico by herself when she was 15, and she talks about her goals.
Lorna David, from Pampanga, Philippines, talks about adjusting to living in Woodridge, Illinois, since coming there in 2001.
Liyuan Du, who was born and raised in Baoding, China, recalls what her first day in Chicago was like.
Luis Diaz, from the Dominican Republic, talks about all the various job and experiences he had in his lifetime.
Manny Gonzalez, whose parents are from Mexico, recalls how his upbringing encourages him to give a better life to his children.
Marcus Ore, from Peru, tells about the climate difference upon arriving to the United States.
Margaret Thompson, who comes from Nigeria, Africa, encourages young immigrants to be bold.
Maria Camey of Salcaga, Guatemala came to Chicago so her daughters could have better opportunities.
Maria Garcia, who was born in the States, explains how some traditions were kept and some weren’t.
Maria Jimenez who was born in The Philippines, talks about Filipino families.
Maria Ramirez talks about her parents and the importance of knowing multiple languages.
Martha Malonda, who was born and riased in Indonesia, talks about how she felt when she first left home.
Masato Ishieashi of Yokohama, Japan shares his thoughts on race and religion in American culture.
Mehrunisa Qayyum from Chicago talks about the importance of learning different languages.
Melinda Roman from Puerto Rico likes about the diversity and opportunities in America.
Melvin Maldonado, who was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, discusses what is was like to come to America.
Melvin Maldonado from Honduras, Central America: be self-reliant and enjoy your life.
Mirasol Rehor, who was born and raised in San Felipe, Philippines, talks about Filipino culture and how it was like for her to leave her family.
Monika Ignas describes how she balances being American with her Polish customs; she mentions what’s it like when American friends come to her house.
Nhia Her moved from Thailand to Saint Paul in Minnesota at the age of two; he talks about the lessons he learned from his parents’ experience and offers some advice.
Nate K talks about the differences between United States and Thailand’s system of schooling.
Nikhil Aggarwal, who was born and raised in Dehli, India, talks about cultures and meeting different people.
Nohra Ghisays talks about the process of becoming a citizen and how she feels about it; she came over from Colombia, Bogota, in 1994.
Norma Ramirez talks about growing up in the culturally-diverse Chicago.
Olivia Gonzalez, whose grandparents are from Mexico, shares what she has learned from her grandparents’ struggles.
Patricia Rodriguez shares the hardships her parents faced by not speaking English when they came to America from Monterray, Mexico.
Paul Xumsai, who was born in Bangkok, Thailand, shares what it was like when he went back to Thailand.
Pearl Yeung shares the story of her grandparents’ journey to United States and her grandfather’s involvement in World War II.
Pedro Vega, born and raised in Chicago, recounts the lessons he learned from his grandfather and parents’ immigration experiences.
Pedro Zavala, whose parents are from Morelia, Mexico, talks about the struggles his brother faced.
Preeth Chaal, a lawyer, balances upholding her Indian heritage with being American-born.
Rachid Belmourida, who is from Casablanca, Morocco: Integrate into your community.
Rebecca Rodriguez from Corpus Christi, Texas, talks about her fatherâ€™s hardships.
Richard Isidor talks about how he feels about his parents’ lives back in Mexico and today’s barrier languages.
Rita Kachru from Dehli, India, talks about Indian culture.
Robert Ong recalls his struggles as a Chinese from The Philippines.
Rosie Robinson, whose father came to from Mexico, wants to make sure her six kids learn Spanish.
Sagar Shah moved to New Jersey at the age of three from Khambhat, India, and later on to Lincoln Park, Chicago; he describes initial help received from other family members and the Indian community.
Sahar Mohammad talks about how her mom overcame traditional Afghan stereotypes.
Salvador Salud from Quezon City, Philippines, talks about what it’s like to have dual citizenship.
Samar Shehaiber who was born in Dubai, talks about her experience of living the American dream.
Sammy Chow describes the differences between the United States and Hong Kong and what he likes the most about America.
Sandar Thein, who was born in Mudon, Myanmar, talks about her experiences in the United States during the past five years.
Sara Xu came over from Guangzhou, China, to United States, where her family has already established a restaurant.
Shen Nan, who was born and raised in Tianjin, China, shares his mother’s hardships as a nurse.
Shihcheng Chang from Hsinchu, Taiwan, recalls what it was like when he first arrived in America.
Simone Shum from Hong Kong offers advice to future immigrants both in English and Cantonese.
Stephen Shrichinda, 32, talks about how his parents, originally from Thailand and the Philippines, impacted him growing up.
Steve Le shares his parentsâ€™ experience and how it was like for him to go back to Vietnam.
Suhad Tabahi, whose parents are from Palestine, recalls the first time when she saw a need to defend her own culture.
Tashi Phuri, who was born in Phari, Tibet, recalls his migration story.
Tran La, who was born in Saigon, Vietnam, says growing up in the United States has helped her to be more appreciative.
Tunnjai Laipisitpoin, who was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, talks about the difficulties she faced when she first came to America few years ago.
Tuyen Uong appreciates America for its freedom and talks about some of her culture shocks upon arriving.
Vee Li, 35, describes how his Taiwanese parents differed from his friends’ Caucasian parents while he was growing up.
Warkaa Abdul Hussain who was born in Baghdad, Iraq, shares her story as a refugee.
Witten Han, who was born in Texas and raised in Hong Kong, talks about his experience.
Yolanda Perdomo whose father is from Cuba,Â talks about how much she admires what her parents have achieved.
Zeena Sabri shares her parents’ journey from Iraq.
Ziggy Chicano, 26, discusses what it was like to visit the Philippines, her country of birth, after living in the United States.
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