I Immigrant

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I Immigrant
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December 15, 2014
Christopher Powers

I Immigrant
I am keeping this journal so that I may share my journey to America with my family. I will update this as often as possible so that my family won't seem so far away. It will be like I am speaking to them. This way I won't feel so homesick. I intend to mail it back home to Sicily a little at a time. I am scared and, excited to be going to America where I will find more opportunities.
It is hard leaving home but, I have to go my family is so poor and, I am just another mouth to feed. I hope to find work in America, the pay in America is so much higher than it is here. I want to save enough money to buy a farm, once I do I can marry my fiancée Sophia and, provide a good life for her. She is so beautiful that my heart aches at the thought of being apart from her. (Molnar, 2010).
I am sailing on the St. Michele I think the name is a good omen for a Catholic like me. It puts me at ease as I climb on board. ("Italy Genweb", 2004). The feeling of comfort does not last very long, I am traveling on the steerage deck, which is open with no protection from cold and, stormy weather. I am always exposed to the damp sea air. Days pass by and turn into weeks it is a long miserable trip. Food is hard to come by; we have to fight our way to the kitchens and, then fight over raw potatoes, or; rice. Even when we have the luxury of finding food there is no way to prepare it. The worse is the crew members, if we are caught they beat us unmercifully. It is chaos all over, and the mothers cry as they watch their children starve. The smell is almost of bearable the unwashed bodies pressed together. I am watching people die; they throw the pitiful bodies into the ocean without a second though. I am weakening; I am not sure I can make it. Then I see her the Statue of Liberty, many of my fellow…...

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