My Life as an Undocumented...

One August morning nearly two decades ago, my mother woke me and put me in a cab. She handed me a jacket. “Baka malamig doon” were among the few words she said. (“It might be cold there.”) When I arrived at the Philippines’ Ninoy Aquino[...]


My (Typical) Immigrant Family Story

My story is by no means unique. But it bears telling. I am an American, born in the United States to Iranian parents who, in the year before I was born, fled to America to escape a political revolution. They left everything behind – money,[...]


I Learn America

Written by Adam Strom for Facing History and Ourselves I Learn America is a film about five resilient children of immigration who are struggling to learn and become comfortable in their new country. This film underscores the importance of how a nation welcomes its newcomers[...]