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by Safeya Ahmadi

My name is Safeya Ahmadi. I am from Kabul, Afghanistan. I came to the U.S. in 2020. I came here by airplane. The trip took 2 days. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law helped me.

I came to America for many reasons. One reason is because I want freedom of religion and for a better life. The Taliban in Afghanistan does not allow girls to go to school. The Taliban won’t let me study. In Afghanistan, I want to study and become a doctor in the future because I am very excited to become a doctor, but in America it is very expensive to go to college.

When I came to America for the first time, everything was completely different, it was a new country, a new language. What I like about the work here is that everyone is busy in their own life and does not care about anyone. The biggest difference is that there are three levels of government, federal, state, and local, and we have to pay taxes to all of them.