I immigrated to the United States in 2013. Although my migration story is not a typical one (coming from Canada), it was a unique experience filled with its own challenges and rewards. I was born to parents who immigrated themselves from India to Canada in the late 80's. Hearing their experiences and hardships always gave me a great sense of appreciation for their sacrifices. I too, in my own personal way, experienced my own migration experience when I moved to the United States to pursue my higher education. I believe immigrants like my parents have greatly shaped countries such as the United States and Canada, and continue to be a fundamental component to an emerging nation within the 21st century.