Mike describes how and his family felt when they realized they were immigrating to the United States; i.e. not going back to the Philippines. As the youngest in his family, Mike had a different take on immigrating than the rest of his family did.
We created this interview for StoryCorps' and the White House's #myaapistory initiative, cataloguing everyday stories that reflect Asian-American and Pacific Islander heritage. You can find this and other interviews on Storycorps.me's website.