We take this country for granted sometimes. I know I do. Complaining about the most trivial things like how long I'm sitting in traffic or how excessive my wait for food can be at a restaurant. But sometimes I have to catch and stop myself. While I'm "stuck" in traffic I'm actually sitting in a pretty decent car, when I'm "imprisoned" at my desk, I realize I actually have an easy job sitting in a comfortable chair with AC cooling my office into a mini tundra. Although my life gets extremely tedious, I'm somewhat living my own version of the "American Dream".
I've decided to document the lives of people who have come to this country, who have either escaped extreme poverty or an overbearing government, and to listen to their story. From migrant workers to IT professionals each and every one of them have come here to try and live a better life, to try and achieve that American Dream, only to find that this "dream" is actually a very vague ideal.