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The Story of One Marshallese Woman

As told by Camilla Hemann I came here in the fall of the year. It was different-cold, then winter came and there was more cold. I was here two times. I came from the Islands (and in helping her to figure it out), it was in 2009. I went to 11th and 12th grades. I […]

An Anonymous Marshallese Story

As told by Marie Therese Kalb It was ten years ago – I was 9 years old — when I stood silently watching Mom, one of my older brothers and my little sister — packing up all of our belongings. No one was talking much. We seemed sad. Finally all the boxes, my brother and little sister, […]

An Anonymous Marshallese Story

As told by C. Jean Hayen In 1995, I was born in Majuro, Marshall Island. My Mom, brother, and I came to Texas to join my Dad who was in the Army and stationed there – though overseas at the time of our arrival. I was four years old and my brother was five. We […]

Donella Samson’s Story

As told by Mary Jean Ferry My name is Danella Samson. I am a single mother. I have an 18-year-old son named Riten Jose Samson. He is in Hempstead High School here in Dubuque. I came from a family of 7 and one step sister who is working here at Mt. Carmel too. I have […]

Arcie Lokeijak’s Story

As told by Mary Ellen Caldwell In 1997, when I was l7 years old and a junior in high school, my parents decided to take early retirement and to come to the United States. They were eager that I receive a good education. My brother was already in the United States with his wife and […]