The American Dream

Recorded January 12, 2019 Archived January 12, 2019 09:27 minutes
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At the age of seven, Jesse Marino and his family came to America to seek asylum from communism in Cuba. On December 22nd in Toluca Lake, Mia Phillips sat down with her family friend, Jesse Marino(58 years old), to learn more about his family’s journey to America. He talks about the long and harsh immigration process and the steps it took to get to America and his father's desire to achieve the american dream. In minute 7, he talks about his time in the United States Marine Corps and how serving in the Armed Forces helped speed up the citizenship process. Mia conducted this interview to learn more about Jesse’s journey to freedom.


  • Jesse Marino
  • Mia Phillips

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