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Vianey Lemus Martinez is a fourth year undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying Spanish. She grew up in Tulancingo, Hidalgo in Mexico until age nine when she and her family moved to Durham, North Carolina where they have lived ever since. Lemus Martinez was hesitant to apply for a legal status under the Deferred…
Alma Islas discusses her experience coming to North Carolina from Mexico City at the age of six. She discusses her family’s work in Mexico and the motives behind migrating to the United States. She speaks about the identity struggle she felt since arriving and her conflicts about being Mexican on paper, but feeling more American in practice. She…
Jane Smith (pseudonym), speaks about her involvement with issues related to migration, and the broader landscape of student activism work related to immigration in North Carolina. She shares stories from her work with Students United for Immigrant Equality at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her observations on the challenges of…
Jose Rico is an undocumented student attending community college in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico before moving to Tamaulipas, Mexico when he was three years old. Rico's family moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2003, arriving on a tourist visa, but overstayed their visa. Rico became involved with community…
Miguel is a graduate from a Chatham County, North Carolina high school and an undocumented immigrant. He was born in Mexico and moved to the United States in 1999. This interview focuses on Miguel's and his family's background, with a discussion of Miguel's experiences in school and his community. Miguel also talks about the need of motivation for…
Wooten Gough is a community organizer who has recently been working for the Latin American Coalition and leading youth groups in Yadkin County. Gough is the co-founder of Students United for Immigrant Equality at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which he formed after attended trainings and working with the Reform Immigration for…
Miguel is an undergraduate student at a four year university in another state, majoring in Computer Science and Spanish. He and his family are originally from Guatemala and live in a small rural town in North Carolina. Miguel moved to the United States when he was twelve years old and attended school in North Carolina. In this interview he…
Alejandro is a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, double majoring in Biology and Spanish with a minor in Chemistry and hopes to go to medical school. He and his family are from Mexico and are currently living in Salisbury, North Carolina. Alejandro came to the United States when he was eleven years old and considers himself…
Mirna Ramirez is a Junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) studying political science. Her parents and older sister were born in Mexico and immigrated to the United States before she was born. Ramirez was born in Montana, but grew up in Columbia, N.C. after her family moved there when she was two years old. She took English…
Gustavo is a nineteen year old undocumented youth who recently graduated from high school. He was born in Mexico but moved with his family to North Carolina when he was two years old. Gustavo had dreams of going to a nearby community college when he graduated to take computer business classes and play soccer, but he was unable to do so because of…
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