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Claire Weintraub, a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, met with Olivia Joyner to discuss her experiences growing up in North Carolina. Claire has lived in Chapel Hill for her life, and observed firsthand the demographic changes in her schools as more and more students from other countries became her classmates. Claire…
Laura discusses how she decided to become a professor of sociology and a family therapist. She explains how she became involved in the topic of migration and started to do research on the interviews collected in the New Roots Oral History collection. Laura discusses another project in which she provided therapy to migrants who were victims of…
In this conversation with Lazaro Cardenas, he explains his roots in Morelos, Mexico, his past work positions, and career passions. He talks about how he came to the United States twenty years ago and found a way to continue the same career that he had in Mexico, with his wife. He discusses how he chose to sell the items that he has at the Bright…
Andreina Malki immigrated to the United States from the rural town of Paysandú, Uruguay in 2001 when she was thirteen years old. Her family moved after her father lost work due to the economic recession that impacted Uruguay, Argentina, and other countries in the region during that time. They moved to Greenville, South Carolina, where a community…
Vidal discusses his immigration experience as a native of Oaxaca, Mexico coming to the United States with his family in 2001. He talks about his father’s experience and how he became legalized through the immigration reform under President Reagan. He discusses some of the racial, cultural, and linguistic barriers he encountered during the first…
Maria Ruiz discusses her life growing up, and her family’s migratory experience from El Salvador to the United States. Maria talks about her parents’ motives for migrating and how their reasons resemble current motives from Latin American immigrants, the primary factor being economic self-improvement. She says that her parents never talk about…
Daniel Correa is a junior transfer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying Journalism. He immigrated to the United States with his parents and younger sister from Bogotá, Colombia in 2001, seeking political asylum. Correa moved to Miami at the age of eight and then to Cornelius, North Carolina when he was thirteen to finish…
Erick Sanchez discusses being a first-generation Mexican in the United States. Sanchez describes the obstacles his parents had to face in order to migrate. Some of these obstacles include crossing a physical border and others involve crossing the language and cultural barriers in order to adapt to the new environment. He makes clear distinctions…
Susan Clifford discusses her extensive experience with the Latino community through her academic work, professional career, and personal life. Her husband is from Celaya in Guanajuato, Mexico, where scant job opportunities pushed him to seek work in North Carolina. Today, Susan works at the Orange County Health Department as the Immigrant and…
Patiño, a permanent US resident who emigrated from Mexico with his family when he was eleven years old, learned English in school and adjusted easily to the United States. In eigth grade, Patiño left school to go to Mexico with his mother to help care for his sick grandmother, and when they returned he no longer had the motivation to continue…
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