My Guyana passport symbolize where I was born and my USA passport symbolize where I grew up. At the age of six my family migrated to the United States in hopes of “Living the American Dream”. My mother did not have the opportunity to go to school and spent most of her young life working with my grandmother in the market. My father however, finished high school and saved up enough money to start a business in the market. After getting married and having me, my parents decided the best thing to do was to immigrate to the United States so I can have opportunities that were not available in Guyana. In the year 2000 my family migrated to the United States when my grandfather sponsors my family. I have been living in the United States for over fifteen years as a permanent resident. The opportunities available in the United States were endless, I was able graduated high school and go to college for free. After living in the United States for over sixteen year I applied for naturalization and became a citizen of the United States. In spring of 2017 I will be graduating Hunter College and the first in my family to get a bachelor degree. If it wasn’t for my parents, I would not have been in this position in my life and have the opportunity to go to college and become educated.
– Nathan Persaud