Immigration Stories

This assignment is based on stories submitted to the website, which was created in 2006 to provide a forum for U.S. immigrants from all over the world, with papers and without, to share their immigration stories and thus to present the human side of immigration, a side all too often overlooked in the light of demographic statistics and the ongoing controversies about immigration.

Reading these stories makes a poignant ending to a unit on immigration, as they are very moving and may even parallel the stories of some of our own students.


Read at least 10 stories on the site and make a list of the writer’s name, country of origin and problem that s/he expresses (not all the writers have problems). Choose one story that moves you the most and compose a letter to the writer, sharing some ideas for possible solutions to her/his troubles. Be prepared to read the story and your letter in class.

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