It is an article about a Kosovo war refugee making it good in New York city which is a nice story in itself, but the paragraph that struck me the most was:
A long overdue reunion made me think of the nearby Statue of Liberty and its famously inscribed assurance, the one that captures the raison d'etre not just of this city but of the entire United States of America: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."
And I thought to myself - "I am tired. I'm not poor, but I yearn to breathe free."
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So thank you, America for letting me experience life on your shores. You may not be perfect and you may not yet have fully confronted the demons of your past, but it sure feels like you are trying. I hope one day my own nation could face up to the things they have inflicted on other peoples who show up at their shores.