Relationship: Child of im/migrant

Both of my parents lived in the country side of Fuzhou. My mom was taught how to sew plastic flowers onto blankets. My dad used to make clothes for customers that requested them, like a clothing designer. After they came to America their main goal was to make money because they were in the a new country and my dad owed other people money. My dad came to America first and started working at restaurants, he worked many days a week to gain income for himself and pay back to debt he owes at the same time. My mom came to America later and she started working in sweatshops for about a decade and then went to work in restaurants.  My mom wanted to find a job like the one she did in China but there weren't any so she went to work where she would be hired the quickest, which was the sweatshop. Both of my parents ended up working in jobs that were not their passionate in but regular minimum or less than minimum wage jobs so they can provide for me and my brother. 

Place(s): China (Fuzhou), New York

– BL

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant