My purpose in life! Be the CHANGE you wish to see in the world. #love #passion #goodheart #life #humanitarian #lovekids  #tbt #throwbackthursdays

Jp L.

New York, NY

In 2004, I, Jean Paul Laurent, a native of Haiti, came to the United States with very limited Englis… Read More



Hallandale, FL

Myself, my husband and 3 daughters arrived in the USA 22 years ago from Israel. My girls grew up here. Myself and my 2 daughters are citizens while my… Read More


Claudia N.

Houston, TX

I migrated to the U.S. with my parents in 1986. We were lucky to have had the opportunity to enter… Read More

One of THE greatest games I've ever been to. #USA v Argentina #basketball. These 2 were in front of me. We were the loudest US supporters in the entire section. Unforgettable evening. #olympics #londo

Nathan A.

Tustin, CA

My father came to the US in the early 90s as an immigrant sponsored by his company. He started out w… Read More


Michael H.

Whitethorne, VA

I lost 3 friends here in Blacksburg and had 2 other injured during the Virginia Tech tragedy. No family, No community, no individual should have to s… Read More


Linda S.

Locust Grove, VA

The massacres that have occurred in this country have caused me to become active in gun violence prevention. Guns capable of firing multiple bullets… Read More


Pang X.

Little Canada, MN

I sit here reflecting on recent current events, both of which turned out tragic. I realized how much my life has been affected by guns, despite the f… Read More


melissa a.

Fort Walton Beac, FL

Hi, my name is Melissa. I came to America about 8 years ago, and met my husband who has the same nationality as me. We feel frustrated to live in thi… Read More


Pamela A.

Greensboro, NC

I am sixty-five years old. When I was 18 years old I lost a cousin to gun violence. I never got past the pain that it caused the entire family. Her… Read More


Anshu S.

San Francisco, CA

2 brothers and 1 sister. My brother is an Australian citizen and Indian by birth. Here for a year, w… Read More


Wayne D.

Mystic, CT

Just before midnight on Friday, December 14, 2012, I had the unhappy duty to assist a Connecticut state trooper and a local clergy member in notifying… Read More


Dayene B.

Tampa, FL

I came to America as a visitor in 1990 I was ten years old. I am 33 years old today and still undocumented. I have worked and paid taxes and graduated… Read More

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Amelia P.

Bala Cynwyd, PA

I heard about Sandy Hook late in the day- I was driving home from work to go pick up my kids at the… Read More


Anne H.

Somerville, MA

Columbine happened while I was in high school, and Virginia Tech just after I graduated college. While I've never personally experienced loss through… Read More


Vanessa M.

Fort Huachuca, AZ

I was born in Ecuador. Our economic situation was very challenging; my mother was single, raising two kids on a very low income. When I was 11 years o… Read More