What are the facts that you put on the table when you are going to choose between staying in your country, and immigrating to another? Many people concern about their children and what is better for them, and how they can improve their life. In my family’s, we had to compare our life in Venezuela to what it would be like in the United States, we had to face the facts of the insecurity levels, education, and the opportunities to enrich our the lives that we had been living. It is not always easy to make such a big decision like this.
The contrast between Venezuela and the United States in my eyes, I see that Venezuela has more insecurities than the United States. One of the many reasons that my family and I came to the United States is because my parents were always worried every time I would go to a party, or go out with my friends. They would never sleep because they were always worried about me, and whether I was safe or not. The insecurity levels in Venezuela are so high that they are considered the number one country with the most murders per year than any other country, and population our population is twenty seven million people.
Unlike in the United States the percentage of murders are really low; in fact, the United States is one of the safes countries in the world. In Venezuela the academic level is good. In high school you have to go to a private school, but the good part is that the best universities are public, and they do not cost anything. One of the bad things is that Venezuela is going through a bad political situation right now and the students are always protesting, so the university always stops when they are in process.
Sometimes school is stopped for months, or the subsidizations do not get to the university, and the protestors do not want to work more because they do not get paid for many months. If you are a student in this situation it is really bad, because a career that normally lasts four years an turn into six, or eight years. In contrast, other countries have the same level of education and the universities are always working and never stop. The only bad part is that hey are really expensive and it is really hard to pay for. They can go from nine thousand to twenty thousand.
For a kid who is going to immigrate this is a hard fact to se, and for the parents too. In my case we chose to go for it and pay the university, because the career that I was studying, laws, will not work for me. In Venezuela laws are broken frequently, and they do not do anything so it is not worth to study that career. As we can see the opportunities of life in Venezuela are lower than the United States, we can find more opportunities for our future, and for my next generations. Even the economy here is hard to understand. It is going up and down and jobs are very unstable, and hard to find.
We can always see that by going to college we can get ahead in life, and once we have accomplished a career that we can practice we can start to live our lives correctly, unlike in Venezuela. By comparing Venezuela and another country, in the case United States, we can determine that we always have to have in mind how opportunities, academic levels, and personal security can affect our decisions to immigrate or stay in our countries or the exhausted search of being successful in life, and having something to offer to our kids, and future generations.