- Posted June 30, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
President’s immigration plan: Your views
Seeing a Better Life By Emily Espinosa & Alejandra Corbella
You want to have a better life? Here in the United States, a person is told that an education is the only way to be successful in life; however, having a degree does not always guarantee a luxurious lifestyle. Many people do not know about La Posada Providencia and its mission to help people that are in crisis situations from around the world that seek legal refuge in the United States. Some of these people are well-educated individuals that have not given up hope in their future, despite their past struggles and current predicament of being an immigrant.
One of the clients at La Posada Providencia told us his story. In his home country, Cuba, he obtained a masters degree in teaching, and physical education but his education is his country was not enough. Even though he furthered his education, he got paid thirty dollars a month, which is $7-8 a week and is almost the same salary that everyone else receives in his country. He felt all the hard work he did was useless because no matter how much effort he had put into getting a good education, the money he got paid wasn’t enough. He knew that he had to do something about it, and decided that coming here to the United States would open more doors to help him become someone successful.
When we met the client and he told us his story about his struggle in life, we were shocked. Although he had his masters, he wouldn’t get enough money, but he still found the hope to come to the US, which was what inspired us the most. He encouraged us to have a high education, because as Americans, we have the opportunities that other countries lack and we don’t realize it or take advantage of that opportunity. This client is a living example that there is always hope if you work hard for what you want. He is a great example of hard work and achievements after tears of suffer and struggle.