Young man dressed in black and green jacket walks on urban street, smoke coming out of a manhole.

The Challenge of Immigration, the Challenge of People

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By Philip Alghazawi

In a recent podcast, Evan Elias shares memories of immigrating to the United States when he was a teenager.

“It’s hard to go to a different country and, like, me getting used to the people was actually harder than speaking the actual language.”

Young man dressed in black and green jacket walks on urban street, smoke coming out of a manhole.
Evan Elias poses on the streets of Detroit, Sunday, November 24, 2019. Photo courtesy of Evan’s Instagram.

“The process wasn’t easy, dude. The process was not easy at all. Coming over here… and if I was 27 years-old, like I am right now, but still there, and going through that process, I don’t think I can handle it. I don’t think I can handle the stress, the amount of pressure they put you under…”

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