ali wyne rand foreign policy analyst

My mom and dad had an arranged marriage. My mom came to this country when she was 21. So she was really young, she didn’t know anybody here. Think about not only the culture shock, but the weather shock. They settled in Minnesota because that was where my dad was able to find a job in a small engineering plant and he was working really long days. My mom didn’t know anybody, dad didn’t really know anybody, but they built themselves up and they’ve now been in America for 30 plus years. But America embraced them, gave them an opportunity. I can’t imagine that my sister or myself would have had the opportunities that we’ve had anywhere else.