Alejandro: Atlanta, GA

"Of course she did. She loved me."


Joaquim: Salinas, CA.

"My friend got shot in front of me.…"


Fayeda: Marina del Rey, CA

"He's my son. I will raise him, not her."


Muhammad: New York, New York

"I think she's going to be a doctor."


Ivan: New York, NY

"Why go back to Ukraine?? There’s…Skype!""


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Janak: Redwood City, CA

"I'm from the plains. The plains of Nepal."


Mobeen: Albuquerque, NM

"But it’s not real, when you don’t OWN something…"


Lisa Ong: Singapore.

"She cries when she doesn’t understand her homework..."


Rasool: Portland, OR

"I'm from Iraq. It's not that bad. We're not all bad people."


Margarita: San Diego, CA.

"He was shouting so loud he drowned out my Rhianna..."