Essay On My Grandfather Coming To America

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My father was born on June 16th, 1968 and my mother was born on January 8th, 1967. They were both born in Seoul, South Korea. Both of my parents coincidentally came to America at the same time. They both emigrated to America in 1991. The main reason for my father to emigrate to the United States was due to family. My grandfather decided to come to America on his own to receive his citizenship. My dad said it was hard not saying goodbye because he was afraid he would never see his father again. My dad didn’t understand why my grandfather was leaving to another country on it 's own. Little did he know, my grandfather left South Korea for a better life. After receiving his citizenship, my grandmother and father came to America. They were able …show more content…
My grandfather was a police officer and he was my dad’s role model. Unfortunately, my grandfather died from a sudden heart attack. My dad was devastated due to my grandfather’s death and had to provide for my grandmother. Although he barely knew English, he was desperate to find a job. He wanted to make money and provide for my grandmother, but the main issue was that he didn’t speak English. My father luckily got a job at a Korean Supermarket nearby and worked there full time. My dad had to work seven days per week from 9am to 6pm. He said it was really difficult to adjust to America, but he never gave up because he wanted to live up to my grandfather’s expectations and finish what he started-obtaining a better …show more content…
My father was one of the many reasons of why she decided to officially move to America. My parents got married in 1994 and my mom was able to obtain her green card through my dad. Later in the future, she took the test and was able to become a U.S. citizen. My parents told me that learning English is critical for their success. Through experience, they had learned the significance of learning the English language. They strongly agreed that it is hard to get a good job or do well in America if you don’t know how to speak English. Although there were many differences between South Korea and America, my parents tried their hardest to assimilate into the new culture. I wouldn’t have been born and raised in California if it weren’t for my parents emigrating to America. I am thankful and blessed to have parents that have sacrificed their hometowns to emigrate to an unfamiliar country for a better

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