Immigrants share their stories, hopes for the future

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A man takes photos of the Statue of Liberty on July 4, 2013.

People from a dozen states and every corner of the world talk about how they got to America, and what they hope for. Why do people want to come here? And what are their experiences?

An exploration of immigration in America from American Public Media and the BBC. "The Response-America's Story."

The stories were collected in response to the following request: "Tell us why you, your parents, or your grandparents came to live in America."

To listen to the responses, click the audio player above.

Further reading

• Canada: For a stark contrast to U.S. immigration policy, try Canada

• Americans to Trump: Here's what you need to know

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