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Here at First Person American we love a good story. These brave souls scaled the world, crossed the seven seas, and came to the United States with a dollar in their pocket. Lucky for you, there's no need to uproot yourself to learn more about their experience.

Check out Welcoming Stories, our series of five pilot episodes produced alongside a documentary, called Welcome to Shelbyville, which premiered nationwide on PBS on May 24, 2011.

There are many new videos in production! Stay tuned as we wrap up post-production and get these inspiring stories posted.

Story Title
Year Arrived
Home Country
Now Living In
Posted Date

"I have to be hopeful"
Featured Story
Interview Video
Manu Garcia
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Brooklyn, NY
June 2011

"Just give yourself one more year"
Featured Story
Interview Video

Eric Ku
Taipei, Taiwan
Brooklyn, NY
May 2010

Soo Yun Yun
Seoul, South Korea
Brooklyn, NY
May 2010