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The night before I came here, I was playing dominoes with my sisters and my friends. One of my sisters and I lost, and I was consoling her by saying, "Don't worry sister we are going to win in the next day."

Masuma Akter, Bangladesh

Everyone has a story. Some stories are funny that make us smile after 10 years later when we remember them, but some stories that teach a lesson not to do the same thing again. Peoples' stories could be similar with each others if they were in same situation like immigrants. As an immigrant, my story would be similar with other immigrants. My name is Masuma Akter and I am from Bangladesh...

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