Immigrant Heritage Month – Elizabeth Jane’s story

Note: This is a post from Nebraska Is Home intern Adoni Faxas. June is Immigrant Heritage Month. Throughout the month, we’ll be celebrating both our diversity and our shared American heritage by telling the stories of individuals that, together, comprise a uniquely American narrative. I believe that America was a land of immigrants, and people can […]

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Immigrant Heritage Month – Fernando and Cameron

“The big realization for me when I left my insulated town was that I have no idea what it is like for other people to live.” Fernando’s story: I am from El Paso, Texas. I guess I am a first or second-generation immigrant. My grandmother is from a small village outside Chihuahua, Mexico. My dad […]

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Immigrant Heritage Month – David and Jezharela

June is Immigrant Heritage Month. Throughout the month, we’ll be celebrating both our diversity and our shared American heritage by telling the stories of individuals that, together, comprise a uniquely American narrative. “A lot of people don’t realize what others sacrifice to come here. They don’t always come because they are poor or need a […]

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Immigrant Heritage Month – Sourabh and Madeline

June is Immigrant Heritage Month. Throughout the month, we’ll be celebrating both our diversity and our shared American heritage by telling the stories of individuals that, together, comprise a uniquely American narrative. “If you tell an Indian person you are going to meet them, it is generally a time of day as opposed to a […]

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Immigrant Heritage Month – Peggy and Pepe

June is Immigrant Heritage Month. Throughout the month, we’ll be celebrating both our diversity and our shared American heritage by telling the stories of individuals that, together, comprise a uniquely American narrative. “Mom came here all by herself looking for work. She was chasing the American Dream. When she first came over, she learned English […]

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Immigrant Heritage Month – VJ and Mary

June is Immigrant Heritage Month. Throughout the month, we’ll be celebrating both our diversity and our shared American heritage by telling the stories of individuals that, together, comprise a uniquely American narrative. “I kind of like the mystery of my heritage because then there are no ties to the past and I get to think […]

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