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This Brazilian immigrant to the US says the American dream still exists

Brazilian immigrant Jose Jube told The World about finding opportunities in the US.



Despite the challenges, American campuses remain the top destination for international students. The path isn’t always easy. We asked you to share your stories of moving to the US to attend school.

Here’s a note from one of our listeners.


Hello, my name is Jose. I came to the US from Brazil on a full basketball scholarship in the late-1980s and I’ve been here under an F-1 visa and then an H-1B visa, which is a working visa, a green card and I’m waiting for my citizenship that I hope will happen sooner rather than later. I had some dreams to play in the NBA out of college, which didn’t pan out for me. But nevertheless, I got a great education out of the opportunities that I have been given. I’m very thankful, very, very grateful and very humble for everything that that I was able to experience in the US. I own a home, a beautiful home in Hawaii. I have three beautiful kids who live here who were born here. I have been able to get great jobs even though I had, to do some very odd end jobs in the beginning, from pizza delivery to dishwashing, you know, you name it. I did it all. But nevertheless, it’s been nothing but great. I hope that we can continue to give people like myself the opportunity to come into this country and live the American dream. The American dream is possible. It does exist. I’m proof of that. And for that, I’m grateful and thankful for all the people that helped me along the way. Thank you very much. 


That was listener, Jose Jube, sharing his uplifting story starting with that basketball scholarship to a US college. Thank you so much for that, Jose Jube. 

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Jose Jube with one of his children.Courtesy of Jose Jube
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