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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…
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…
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…
Juan Sanchez (pseudonym) migrated to the United States from Guanajuato, Mexico about seventeen years ago, and now works in construction in Carrboro, North Carolina. Juan explains how he stays connected and involved with his family, including his wife and five children, who still live in Mexico. Throughout the upbringing of his children, Juan…
María de los Angeles Maldonado de Patiño provides a personal account of how she deals with having half of her family in the United States and half of her family in Mexico. She touched on issues such as mobility for people who are documented versus undocumented and the ways immigrants maintain contact with family members in Mexico. She also…
This interview is part of Hannah Jessen's investigation into the lives of the mothers of migration. Her interviews explore the relationship between mother and child, the ways they support their families in a new context, the new concerns that come with raising their children in a different country, and their hopes for their families and for…
The interview was organized around Jose Antonio Garcia Perez’s reasons for immigrating to the United States from Mexico and his goals for his future. He describes how in the beginning he only knew one person in the United States, his brother-in-law, who gathered the money to make his journey here possible. Currently holding two jobs in Carrboro,…
Primavera is a Mexican immigrant who arrived in Durham, North Carolina nine years ago. In this interview she talks about her life in Mexico, her experience in a new country and her perspective on various topics, including family, cultural differences between the United States and Mexico, and differences between genders. She also mentions her work…
Roberto Jaraleño is an immigrant from Celaya, Guanajuanto, Mexico who lives and works in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Jaraleño arrived in North Carolina in 2009, although he worked at farms in California fifteen years ago. Jaraleño joined his wife's family in Chapel Hill who helped him find work and housing. In the interview, Jaraleño discusses…
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