In America I Trust

In America I Trust

Daniel’s story. Age 21. Oregon.  What’s your story? Join the project and share.  /// In 2004 I came to the United States because my parents did not see a future for my family in Mexico. My town depended on a sugar cane factory, but after NAFTA people slowly started to be laid off. At the […]

White Girl Born in America

Daisha’s Story. Age 33. Georgia. What’s your story? Join the project and share. /// A small Midwestern town isn’t the ideal setting to be educated about culture, international politics, ethnic food, or different faith traditions.  It is, however, a terrific place to learn about acceptance, love, patience and helping your friends, family, and neighbors when […]

When you are a Dreamer, Anything is Possible

Fabiola’s story.  Age 28.  New York. Part 2 of a two-part story.  This story is self-authored by Fabiola.  Read Part 1 here.  What’s your story?  Join the project and share.  /// Life in the U.S. hasn’t been easy.  I’m now 28. I’ve had to help my mother with my three U.S. citizen siblings.  My sister […]

Mexican Girl Dreamed of the Backstreet Boys. Not of America.

Fabiola’s Story.  Age 28.  New York. Part 1 of a two-part story.  This story is self-authored by Fabiola.  What’s your story?  Join the project and share. /// I didn’t make the decision to come to the U.S.  I am one of those kids who are called Dreamers. In 1995, tired of being mentally and emotionally […]

Amilcar’s Journey

In 2005, I traveled to Honduras because my T-shirt was made there. Silly reason, I know. And it felt silly once I showed up at the factory where it was made to meet the workers. I met Amilcar who was 25. We chatted for a few minutes and then we went our separate ways. I […]

Immigration: What is Your Story?

Thank you for visiting Facing Stories of Immigration in the U.S., a national project of The Facing Project.  Through this blog we will share first-person human accounts of immigration as a way to raise awareness and begin dialogue . We will be collecting stories throughout the months of July and August 2013.  Let us know if you’d like to share […]