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Nowadays, life in my country is so hard

By Estefany Arrieta  |   From : Wellington FL  |   School : Palm Beach Central High School

I am Estefany Arrieta and today I’m going to talk about my story of immigration. It all started when my parents talked about the situation in my country, Venezuela. Nowadays, life in my country is so hard because of communism, there is not democracy, food, medicines, etc, i think the only thing that is abundant is delinquency. This is the country with the biggest inflation in the world. We used to live comfortable, but when all these problems become more intense my parents decided to look for a better way of life, when they told me that we were going to live in the United States I was like “It’s ok” so I did not take a lot of attention to this. My dad was the first to come here, two months later was my turn with my mom and my brother. Days before the trip I started to feel scared, nervous and sad because I did not even know when I would see my aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and friends again. When the day of travel arrived, all my family members accompanied us to the airport, what a saw around me were tears. It was so hard for all. I remember when I was on the planet I felt calmer because I left there but I still was worried because I did not know how I was going to face this new life, new language, new house, new school, new friends. With the passage of time little by little I was adapting, now I am so happy trying my best and improving myself everyday.

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