Coming To America

We hear a lot of talk about immigration, but it’s almost always from our viewpoint.  Have you ever wondered how immigrating looks from the other side?  Say, you want to come here from Somalia?

Then you should listen to “Abdi and the Golden Ticket” about a young Somali who wanted to escape the turmoil of his native country and start a new life here.  First broadcast on July 3, 2015, the story is now mostly obsolete, because as hard as it was to immigrate then, it’s almost impossible now.  Still, it makes for a riveting tale.

“Abdi and the Golden Ticket,” plus updates, is at https://www.thisamericanlife.org/560/abdi-and-the-golden-ticket .  The photo came from that site.

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