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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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

Because good food feels like home

  For many newcomers, food may be one of the last links they have to the country they came from. Sitting around the table with a home-cooked meal may be the only thing that feels like home. I spent my childhood in Bosnia, a country whose cuisine is like a map of its past. Bosnia ... Read more
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I am a Dreamer and I have DACA

While President Trump was signing a document to rescind DACA, I was signing a check for over $28,000 to pay my taxes of 2016. Donald Trump rescinded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. This program protects eligible immigrant youth who came to the United States when they were children from deportation. ... Read more