Literary Arts Magazine Spring 2019 - Page 28

ESL 7 Migration Experience Winner of Black History Month Essay Contest Maribi Molero O n the com- memoration of Black History Month, I in- terviewed two Carlos Rosario students about their migration experiences. Their names are Edwin and Belay. Edwin is from Hondu- ras, while Belay is from Ethi- opia. Edwin and Belay think that there are pro and cons of moving to a new place. We also talked about what their life would be like if they did not migrate, what they rec- ommend for anyone moving to a new place and what they would change if they had to do it again. Edwin and Belay think that there are pro and cons of moving to a new place. According to their experience, both think that a pro of moving to a new place is having new job opportunities. This allows them to have a better salary, a better schedule, and enjoy a better quality of life. They also stated that moving to a new country allows them to meet new people. However, both of them agreed that leaving their families behind is a con of moving to a new country. Despite enjoy- ing good opportunities, they miss their families and friends a lot. They think it is so hard 28 to begin a new life alone with- out the support of family and friends. When they are in trou- ble, they don’t have enough of an option to look for help. In short, they responded that moving to a new country gives the opportunity of experienc- ing good things, but it can also bring sadness and loneliness. In response to what their life would be like if they did not migrate, Edwin thinks that he would be working at a job that is not as good as the one he has now. Although he would have a job, he thinks that he would have an inferior salary. All this, according to him, is because of the social and economic climate in Honduras. On the