Immigration Story

Immigration Story
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An Irish girl and her brother travel to America for a new chance at life after losing their parents to famine and to the religious injustice of being Catholic in a Protestant nation. In America, they are immigrants and not treated kindly, given poor work conditions and jobs that no one wants. They survive just as others will.

Storyboard Text

  • I can hardly belive me and my brother are on our way to America
  • Seems like yesterday when our parents died from starvation
  • Losing everything from the potato crop famine, our home, our parents... our only option was to leave. To spend a month on the sea with little food, we may not survive. Others have already died, who is to say we are not next.
  • At least in America, we have a chance at a new life. I do not know entirely how we will live since neither of us is educated, being denied that right by the English Protestant for being Catholic.
  • In New York, maybe I shall work as a servent with my brother. In a place that does not condem us to suffering because of our religion. Hope is how people like us will survive.
  • 2 Years later...
  • A family took me and my brother as servants, the fact that we are immigrants means we will never be treated kindly. I work 12 hours each day before given a break, and my bones ache, and it pains me knowing that my brother has almost come of age to work on the railroads so they will send him off soon.
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