Getting to Know Your Roots
Footsteps Home started with a curiosity of history and immigration, fueled by a personal desire to travel. I was interested in who the immigrants who traveled to the United States were and where they came from. From there, I wanted to specialize in what the laws and procedures were and how they got here.
I can only speak for the US here, based on my personal experiences. But, it appears as though there is this preconceived notion that once you make it to The States – this entity that is so highly idealized – you should disregard everything about your previous heritage and assimilate into the American culture. Inside of this convergence I feel like something is lost; immigrants intentionally abandon their roots. Their children, and even their children’s children are stuck in a state of marginalization, neither belonging to the American culture or their parents’. Further down the line, those with a long history in the US are deeply rooted in the culture and have little knowledge on their own heritage. Not only does this often lead to misinformation with their ancestor’s history, but also a longing for connections. This country of immigrants seemingly gropes for any semblance of past culture – at the very same time they ignore it when practically applied. We invite you to dig deeper into the history that has made you who you are. Footsteps Home hopes to fill in the gaps regarding dual citizenship. Hoping to provide a database for obtaining dual nationalities.