Are there any immigrants here?
I ask because I am considering moving from the United Kingdom to New York city and I wanted to know about the experiences of others who have left their homeland to start a life somewhere else.
I visited New York on vacation about a month ago and I really liked the place. I realise that real life is different from a vacation but I really think there are more opportunities for me there. Where I live, there are no decent jobs and the standard of living isn’t great. I feel that I could do better in New York.
People in America are far more positive than us Brits. You get the impression that you can do anything you want in America. I like the whole “American Dream.” And I believe that it can be achieved if you work hard enough.
One of the main things I like about New York in particular is that the faith is far more vibrant and alive. The Churches I visited were always full and there were a lot more young people. The faith in Britain is dying; there are very few young Catholics. I am practically the only one in my Church.
Could you give me any advice about immigrating? What was it like when you first arrived? Was it hard at first? Would you recommend it?