I am a young Jewish boy from Russia. I lived in a over-crowded poverty stricken area with little prospects to a good future
I don't get to chose our jobs, the government gives it to me and I don't always work. I usually go long periods of time without working.
I had enough of being beaten and harassed. I left to try and sneak out and make my way to the border so that I could try and get to America the land of opportunity.
I took a boat with many other people to America. I made some good friends on the boat but some of them died on the trip here they got very sick from the bad conditions on the boat.
When i saw they statue on the coast of America I was in awe. It was the most impressive thing i had ever saw. After I unloaded of the boat on ellis island I came to the immigration center and after some tests was legalized into America. It was the greatest day of my life.