Story of U.S
By: Steve Koshy
Why my Family decided to move
In India there are jobs and schools just like here in the U.S. There is a problem though, the jobs and schools are no where close to the quality of those in the U.S. My parents had my sister and I, and decided to move to a country with more opportunity for us. My parents wanted to move for better education for my sister and I and better jobs and opportunity for all of us. This means that my Family moved for economic reasons.
Push and Pull Factors
Push Factors: The economy in India, lack of quality jobs, and lack of quality schools.
Pull Factors: Economic opportunity, more/better jobs, and more/better schools.
In the U.S living conditions are better, technology is more advanced, houses are built better, and making a living is a lot simpler.
At the time many people from India were moving to America and many followed. They were all moving for either education, jobs, or better opportunity. Some people migrated to start their lives anew and to restart their lives in a better/positive way. Many of my relatives and family friends in India were also moving to America at the time, and my Family followed. This is known as chain migration, and my family was part of that very long chain.
We had to take a plane to get here, so there were many intervening obstacles. Such as other countries, borders, and of course the ocean. These obstacles didn't really cause a problem for my family since we flew over them, although the plane tickets were expensive. Also we didn't know how to find the right terminals and flights at the airports which was an obstacle but not a physical obstacle.
When we got here...
When we got here we were checked in just fine, although the people were not very kind. They were rude and racist to my family and to all the other Indians from our plane. I don't know why they treated us different from others, but that is what my family remembers from the employees at the airport. We could already tell the great difference between the U.S and India, everything looked high tech and new. We didn't exactly know what to do or where to go or who to contact. This was a very hard time for my Family. We left the airport in a Limo, not knowing how expensive it would be. We didn't know our way around and didn't have anyone to help. We felt trapped, moving from one apartment to the other. We were so broke at one point that we had to save up to be poor. We questioned living here, until we found a family that went through the same struggles. They helped us a lot and both my parents got jobs suitable for them, we found a church perfect for our family, and my sister and I go to the best high school ever!(CHS) Now we are living happily in the U.S. and I for one can say that I am proud to be an American!