By Devika B.
Grade 5, California
Country of Origin: India

When Smita came from India on June 9, 1989, she and her husband had a little trouble adapting to dimes, nickels etc.

The reason she came to America was to get better training with patients. Her first impression of America was that it was very clean with a lot of people in it and also huge.

She was a pediatrician when she came here. Smita brought with her an eight-month-old baby. ''The generation that immigrates to a new land is always torn between the two places,'' said Smita.

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