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immigration: I Am Here For Good - 07/31/12 09:04 PM
What was July 31, 1991 in History? - Russia & US sign long range nuclear weapons reduction pact - Senate votes to allow women to fly combat aircraft - The Medininkai Massacre in Lithuania. Soviet OMON attacks Lithuanian customs post in Medininkai, killing 7 officers and severely wounding one other. It was also a very important day for our family. It marked the end of over 2 years of waiting for the day, when we passed the last Border Patrol officer and boarded the plane to America. It was shortly after midnight, we were very tired of days, weeks and months (38 comments)
immigration: Taking Away Shame... - 07/11/12 05:55 AM
Did you ever pay with foodstams? Those colored paper money, which were worth nothing for me, but could get you real food in a supermarket? I did… After 2 months in the country, and severe rationing of food, which kept us in the leanest shape we had ever been in our lives, we finally received the foodstamps. It was early Autumn of 1991, and with Foodstamps came confidence that we were going to survive. I remember how people were looking at us when we were paying with foodstamps. It was a look of surprise. They saw relatively young people who were (20 comments)
immigration: Immigration Vacation - 02/19/12 12:56 PM
When we immigrated in 1991, we were the only part of the family that ended up in the US. My side of the family is in Israel, and Olga’s side of the family is in Russia. I remember running into Israelis, who have been in US for about a decade, and I remember asking them whether they were happier here. There was no quick and easy answer. They have been already established here, but there was something they have lost, and they hesitated with the answer. Eventually, I started better understanding the essence of immigration. I already knew that there was (6 comments)
immigration: My First American - 10/04/11 02:03 AM
I met my first American in Moscow in 1988 in Pushkin Square. This popular downtown Square was a gathering place for independently minded people after Gorbachev initiated his Glasnost & Perestroika. You could find there underground newspapers, there were spontaneous meetings, and a lot of discussions.
I heard someone was speaking English. Two guys, one a young guy in suit and tie, obviously Russian, fluent English, and the other one, a tall middle aged guy, was an American. I joined them attracted by the fact that they were speaking English, as this was the first American I met, and for (28 comments)
immigration: Grocery Store Exercise in Geography - 05/17/10 09:20 PM
We were buying groceries in a neighborhood store. There were several around there, all owned by Koreans, working hard from early morning till late in the evenings, and then going to apartments with dozens or more people in a room. They, as us, were new in the country and were trying to start a new life. But this particular grocery store on the corner was owned by Hispanics, and everyone working there was speaking Spanish. But we were not discriminating, for us the most vocal thing at the time was the price and I shopped there because of the price, no (18 comments)
immigration: For English Press One... - 05/16/10 12:05 AM
Bank of America is issuing credit card to illegal immigrants. I guess it is their way to tap into more business and cover the losses or increase the gains. Well, business is business. They issue credit cards to people who do not have Social Security card. But when you call the bank and try to get a card, they do ask you for the number. When you need some information and call the bank, they would ask you for the last 4 digits of your Social Security number for identification purposes… So how can you get a card without the Social (25 comments)
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