About a year ago, I moved from Ireland with my child and husband. It was very bad in Ireland and the potato famine was starving everyone in my hometown. There are some challenges that we face. For example, we used all the money we had to get to America. Everyone here treats me differently because I am Catholic. They told me because the Pope is like a dictator over us, but he really isn't. I was rejected from many jobs because of this. Also, because I am not very well educated as many others. But on the other hand, unlike my German co-workers, I can speak English very well and I understand them better other foreign people. I work in a factory and the hours are so long, I get so tired when I get home. I barely have time to spend with my children. My husband works on the railroad during the night. There was a group of women in my factory that went on strike for higher wages, I was about to join, but I'm glad I didn't, because they were fired right there. The managers are very mean to us and the only reason why I have to work here and put up with all the criticism i get for being Catholic is for my son. I know he will have a better life here in America than in starving Ireland.