UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A Land of Promise and Hope
My Dearest Family and Friends,
When I first arrived in New York, I underwent Americanization. I was educated on American society and values. The process, though tough, went smoothly for me, but others were declined citizenship and were told to leave the United States. It disheartened me to see them go; all the months spent in steerage dreaming about the life they were going to build, were all dashed to pieces.
Furthermore, the insurmountable number of job opportunities is dizzying, however they are dangerous and pay very little. I have found myself struggling here, but the settlement house I am living in has provided me with relief. They are helping me navigate through the American world.
When I left Britain my head was full of hope, dreams, and a fairy tale. I was under several misconceptions about the United States, so much so, that I was unprepared for just how hard the struggle would be.However, I can not find in myself a glimmer of regret, and I hope one day you all will join me here in the United States of America.