Immigrants Success in America Explore the stories of Silvia Cuba, a Peruvian mother and Dr. Moussa Haddad, a Syrian Father who have both immigrated to the United States searching for economic and social success. They both dedicate themselves to hard work and developing thriving businesses to help support their families. These are just two of the many who … Continue reading Immigrants Success in America

From Italy into America

An Italian immigrant's journey escaping poverty. Louis Tavarone recounts coming to America for the first time at 11 years old with his mother and brother. The Italian immigrant community has had a similar struggle with the immigration process, compared to modern day immigration stories. Immigrating to a new country and having no money, all … Continue reading From Italy into America

The life of an immigrant DACA Dreamer

Immigrant turned DACA student takes us through the process of being a Dreamer and getting a college education. Domenica Padron a senior at Montclair State University has been through a lot for a typical college student. Domenica who is a DACA student takes us through the hardships she faced when she first came to … Continue reading The life of an immigrant DACA Dreamer

A Piece of Poland in New Jersey

New Jersey's deep-rooted Polish community shares culture throughout the state. Wandering through the busy streets of New York City allows individuals to expose themselves to a variety of cultures, whether it stem from traditional American eateries, or a few stops in iconic culture hubs, including both Little Italy and Chinatown. However, how often is … Continue reading A Piece of Poland in New Jersey

First Generation American Seeks Mental Clarity and Success Through Music

BLOOMFIELD, NJ 4/14/19 IMMIGRANTS IN THE MUSIC SCENE Jed Valencia of Alive In Fiction stands in the doorway of his Bloomfield, NJ home. Trying to make it big as a rock star is a hard, daunting task that few succeed at. It’s even tougher in an American society that focuses on traditional careers and a … Continue reading First Generation American Seeks Mental Clarity and Success Through Music

Immigrants Give Back

Those who came to America are serving their country by becoming Public Servants Most 22-year-olds are usually spending their Friday nights out having a drink or two, but for Intashan Chowdhury, he is often spending his evenings in his office figuring out the budget plan for his municipality. Chowdhury is the Borough Administrator of … Continue reading Immigrants Give Back

Picture Perfect Pitching

From the Dominican Republic to the U.S. - the pursuit of baseball, opportunity, and a better life. Orlando Sosa, a high school junior originally from the Dominican Republic, tells of the differences between baseball in the DR and the U.S., and the opportunities the sport presents. Running Through My Veins Six a.m. alarm. Wake … Continue reading Picture Perfect Pitching

Marriage and Citizenship

Is marriage an easy path to naturalization? Over the years, Hollywood’s released films like The Proposal and shows like 90 Day Fiance with an agenda to depict marriage between U.S. citizens and non-citizens as easy scams. Despite Hollywood’s successful marketing, campaigning, and capitalization on such notions, the reality is in fact far more complex. … Continue reading Marriage and Citizenship