Shamel Dishack: We Are a Nation of Immigrants

Shamel Dishack, Contributor

Editor’s Note: The Spanish IV Honors students have recorded the stories of their ancestors in a series of articles entitled “We Are a Nation of Immigrants.” Each is written in Spanish with the English translation below.

 “Nosotros una nación de inmigrantes”

Mi llegada a los Estados Unidos se produjo debido a la necesidad de nuestra familia de una vida mejor. A la edad de seis años, vi a mi padre salir de Jordania a los Estados Unidos, con la esperanza de encontrar trabajo y tener un nuevo comienzo para mi familia. Mi madre y yo tuvimos permanecer por lo que los preparativos se hacen correctamente. Jordania, con el tiempo, fue visto por mi padre que incompetente para elevar el éxito. Huelga decir que una vida en Estados Unidos era inevitable. En 2009, todos los preparativos y las mediciones necesarias hicieron, lo que llevaron a mi madre, mi hermana y yo a unirse a mi padre. A su llegada, la forma en que mi ciudadanía entró en su lugar sin problemas. Debido a la ciudadanía existente mi padre tenía, mi hermana y yo nos dieron queridos. Lejos del ambiente colectivista fortalecido crecimos apreciar por todos medios, a mi familia, sin embargo, ha logrado convertirse en parte de la nación de inmigrantes, para esta nación ha sido y siempre será construido por inmigrantes.

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

My arrival in the United States occurred because of the need of our family for a better life. At the age of six, I saw my father depart from Jordan to the United States, hoping to find work and have a fresh start for my family. My mother and I had to stay so that preparations are done correctly. Jordan, in time, was seen by my father being incompetent to raise success. Needless to say, a life in America was inevitable. In 2009, all the preparations and the necessary measurements were made as well, which led my mother, my sister and I to join my father. Upon arrival, my citizenship came into place smoothly. Due to the existing citizenship my father had, my sister and I were given ones. Far from the strengthened collectivist environment, we grew to appreciate by all means; my family, however, has managed to become part of the nation of immigrants, for this nation was and always will be built by immigrants.