Introduction
This short video features several young American students talking about their own families’ immigration stories. Watch the video and consider the wide diversity of immigrants and immigration experiences in the United States today.
 

Discuss

  1. In what ways were they different? In what ways were the migration experiences of these students’ families similar?
     

  2. Are any of these similar to the factors that drove early Japanese immigration? What were some push and pull factors that motivated their families to immigrate to the United States?
     

  3. Are any of these similar to the experience of early Japanese immigrants? What major challenges/hardships and opportunities/successes did they encounter in the United States?
     

  4. Are any of these similar to the experience of early Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans? What major factors affected their ability to immigrate and/or integrate?
     

  5. Do you know your own family’s immigration story? What push and pull factors played a role in your family’s immigration?

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