Real Immigrant Stories
The people below are not alone. Our broken immigration system affect tens of millions of lives every year. Too often, their stories go untold, please read what they have to say. Do you have an immigration story that you would like to tell? Click here to share your story.
Anonymous - Anaheim, CA
My parents came to the U.S. illegally to pay off their debts in our country. They divorced and my mom married an American three years ago. He helped me to to support paperwork to U.S as an international student and my mom sponsored my green card. I got approved, but have to wait for at least eight years to get one! I have been here for three years now. I am living with my father who has no way how to obtain legal documentation. We have to lie on daily basis to be able to support ourselves,earn some money, and pay for my nonresident tuition. Even the fact that I am the top student at the university won’t help me to get my green card sooner. I am not able to get any financial aid and I can’t work outside the campus or get an internship. In two years, I am done with the school and then if I don’t find an employer who will sponsor me, I need to leave. The current immigration law makes no sense!