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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…
Sara Vidal moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina with her husband and daughter from Lima, Peru in April of 2002. In this interview Vidal discusses access to healthcare for Latinos living in the United States, and specifically within Chapel Hill. Vidal compares medical and dental health care access for Latinos in the United States to access…
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…
Carmen Garcia is a middle-aged migrant and mother of two from Leon, Guanajuanto, Mexico. Garcia lived in California for thirty years before moving to Durham, North Carolina after the death of her husband. She lives with her daughter, who is married and works for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Garcia received a sixth grade…
Teresa Camacho Cardenas is a Mexican immigrant who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She grew up in Guanajuanto, Mexico in a family of twelve. Her father abandoned the family so Cardenas had to begin working at a young age to support the family. She moved to Texas with her aunt to find a better job and worked there for fours years. Cardenas…
Manuel Rafael Gallegos Lerma was born in Chihuahua, Mexico. He learned English as a high school exchange student in Germany. Lerma is currently working on a PhD in Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is the Associate Director of the Human Rights Center of Chapel Hill and Carrboro. The interview begins with a brief…
During this interview we talked about various aspects of Martin’s experience as an immigrant in the US, in the Abbey Court community, and the strengths and weaknesses of the Human Rights Center of Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Martin said that he came to the US seeking a better life for himself and his family. He suffered through discrimination,…
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…
Officer Charlie Pardo is the Hispanic/Latino Liaison Officer in the Community Relations Unit of the Chapel Hill Police Department. Pardo has served with the Chapel Hill Police Department since 1998. He was born in New York City, but grew up in Puerto Rico and attended college in North Carolina. Pardo has been instrumental in fostering a positive…
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