Refugee to Immigrant, to US Citizen
Background on Jasmine Lin
Life Living in America
As for school, Jasmine started in fifth grade and teachers really helped motivate her to learn English. She didn't make that many friends over the school years, but many of them did help her learn English. For school life not much has happened for Jasmine besides the goal of going to college. As for life at home, her parents made enough money working at a restaraunt to rent a bigger house. As Jasmine got older, she mostly lived a normal life. When Jasmine went to college her parents bought a restaraunt with the amount of money they had. She went to UCSB and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Math Economics. The Jasmine today sees the long journey she had to go through from when she was 11 to 18 years old.
Comparing Jasmine's story to Gilded Age Immigration
The boat journey to America were very similar to each other. Jasmine's escape was part of an event where Vietnamese refugees flee to a camp in Malaysia where certain countries would bring them to there country, but it would take time. For Jasmine, she stayed at the refugee camp for about a year until the US brought them in as immigrants. Immigrants during the Gilded Age had to go on steamships where they would go to Ellis or Angel Island depending on where they were from. On the islands, the immigrants have to go through numerous inspections to ensure that they are not a burden to society.