New York

By Kyle D.
Grade 5, New York
Country of Origin: Poland

Alicia Peko was born in Warsaw, Poland, and currently lives in Monroe, NY. Alicia immigrated to the U.S.A. in 1984. She traveled by plane. Alicia was a political refugee. She said the U.S.A. was the country that helped the most and stood for those who disagree with communists.

Alicia came to America with only 500 dollars. Her first impression was that people were very honest, helpful and, mostly happy. Alicia's first job was a position in a dental office. Her last visit was to Poland was in 1991.

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