Voices is a collection of stories written by refugees and immigrants living in the USA.

You can read about the challenges other refugees and immigrants faced. Read to learn how they adjusted to life in the USA.

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My citizenship interview

Last year, I decided to apply for citizenship. Months after applying, I was invited for a citizenship interview. After I sent in my application, the next step was my biometrics appointment. At the appointment, I gave my fingerprints and signature and had my photograph taken. Then I waited. It was 7 months before I received ... Read more

WeaveTales is telling stories around the world

Weavetales is looking for the stories of refugees, immigrants, and other displaced people. Tell us your story, and have it heard by the world. As the name shows, the website WeaveTales brings together the threads of many tales, or stories, into one piece. WeaveTales collects and presents the stories of displaced people. We present the ... Read more

Gratitude from a new American

My name is Ekhlas Ahmed and I am a genocide survivor from the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Leaving my homeland was one of the hardest things that I have ever done in my life. I left the place where I called home, the place that held all my dreams and secrets, but I didn’t ... Read more

Chasing the American dream

  I was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Baraka. A place where the sky is always blue.  The sun is always out. A downfall being it gets a little too hot. The temperature varies from 68 degrees F to 90 degrees F.  A place where music from different cultures is always playing ... Read more