Immigration Narratives: Honoring Our Roots

This semester we have been exploring our past as well as the past of our home: New York City. New York City is one of the most multifaceted cities in the world because it has the highest percentage of immigrants. The fact that there are so many different immigrants makes New York the melting pot capital of the world! We had the chance to delve into our own backgrounds and cultures by writing about our family’s origins. Each of us has written an immigration narrative that reflects on our family’s (or our) immigration to the U.S. We explained the push and pull factors involved. We talked about the difficulties of starting a new life in the U.S. We wrote about who and what we brought with us and what we had to leave behind. Below you will find our stories. We will take you on a journey from the Dominican Republic to China. Join us as we rediscover our roots.

World Map
Immigration Narratives from:


The Caribbean


North America

South America

Or, see all the immigration narratives here!