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Dena S.

Iran-USA

16, Student
Orange County, CA

Why did your family come to the United States? My family and I moved to California about 6 years ago. When I asked my parents why they decided to leave their jobs and families all behind to come to the United States, they responded with "you and your brother". So to answer the question - my parents risked their whole life's work so my brother and i would grow up in a better environment with greater opportunities.

What would the U.S. be missing out on if you or your people were banned? A hardworking and intelligent family who love to share their story, helping others and themselves to become more culturally literate.