Share Your Family’s Immigration Story

Using the form below, write a sentence sharing you or your family’s immigration story. Choose a motivation category (listed below) that most closely reflects why you, your family, or your ancestors came here.


Family: Marriage other family connections that motivate people to join or follow someone


Opportunity: The chance for employment and/or education to improve living standards


Freedom: The desire to have more freedom from countries that repress speech, religion, etc.


Refuge: The need to escape imminent harm at home which drives many to flee to safety


Force: Involuntary movement such as slavery, the forced migration of Native Americans, and human trafficking


Other: A unique reason not listed above, or a combination hard to separate

Submit your story below