.Immigration blues by Bienvenido N. Santos
a selection from being people an anthology, edited by Thomas Kral
"Feeling blue" means to feel sad, as does the phrase, "got the blues."
Have you ever lived in another country and had to visit the immigration department there?
How would you feel if you were studying in the US for several years?
Would you get homesick?
What would you miss most about your homeland?
What aspects of American life would be hard to get used to for you?
If you have studied or lived in another country (and if you have not ask a friend or family member who has), write a short essay about your feelings when you were overseas.
What does the title 'Immigration Blues' mean to you?
Send an e-mail to a friend or family member who is living overseas (you may just cheer them up!)