A Nigerian immigrant, Rosan Agbajoh wasn’t familiar with the complex web of American immigration law that claimed such a powerful influence on her life. So she decided to do something about it.
Despite what some may say, Africa is full of highly educated, motivated, accomplished professionals. I was raised by one of them — a Nigerian lawyer and government official — my mother.
And it’s not just my mother. African immigrants attend college at higher rates than native-born Americans and are more likely to hold higher degrees in math, science, and law.
And yet despite having a lawyer as a mom, I never really saw myself becoming a lawyer. Until I immigrated to America.
I immigrated here at the age 12. My mother wanted to give me the best opportunity to be successful and what better place than America, where dreams come true.