He was welcomed by the Statue of Liberty before getting off the boat with the others. Hundreds of immigrants were lined up to enter the processing center.He didn't know it would take four hours,. For some it became the Isle of Tears, but for him it became the Isle of Hope.
Become a farmer up in Ohio!
None of the work was suited for Motome, and while he was ready to just work in a factory he got a tip from a fellow Japanese immigrant to make his way to Oregon, a place which would welcome him as a farmer. He had always been at home when it came to farming. He found sanctuary at a farm, which easily accepting due to him being experienced, respectful, and hard-working for cheap money.
It was difficult to save money with such cheap work, but it was better than the wages in Japan. He was trying to save money to send back to his family, but it was difficult when every time he went to send out the money he was called racist slurs and harassed. White farmers resented Motome for how good he was cultivating fruits and vegetables, as well as marketing them.