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Immigration Experience Paper
Nicholas Georgeson
University of Phoenix
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Christina Winn
May 17, 2013

Immigration Experience Paper
This is the beginning of what is bound to be an extensive journey. Between the poor state of the economy and the growing oppression of the Italian government I have had enough. There are rumors throughout the town about America, it sounds amazing. We are able to be free and make something of ourselves. This is the chance our family has been waiting for. They say that people in this land are able to not only be free but can choose a religion of their choice. The families in the area have been feuding of the Lutheran/catholic sides for too long. I want to move and be free to choose for myself.
We are poor and have only the availability of steerage tickets. There were horrid rumors about these spots on the boat. They all ended up being true. We had no eating places, only salt water to wash and drink with. People were crammed into places that no human should have to live in. We were constantly worried about any of the sick on the boat and constantly saw death all around us. The trip felt like it would never end. I had the luxury of seeing the people above us in the other classes as I was boarding. They had enough room to fit five people in one part of their room. They had nice living and dining arrangements and we constantly pampered throughout the trip. We were left to fend for ourselves until the ship landed. The whole trip we had to entertain ourselves with music and dancing in what little space we had. They set up groups for us to prepare for the interview when we would arrive in Ellis Island. I was lucky enough to already speak a little English and became significantly better on the trip thanks to the others helping me practice.
As we drew closer to Ellis Island the rumors became stronger and louder about rejections and…...

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