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How many of us can honestly say that we would like our children to experience the hardships that come with living the immigrant experience? Dr. Carlos Moore explains why that's precisely what he wants.
Jul 29, 2014 0 0
Dr. Clara Rodriguez, Professor of Sociology at Fordham University, discusses the importance of preserving your native language.
Jul 29, 2014 0 0
Enjoyed discussing the Immigrant Archive Project with my friends Mike Robles and Pedro Rafael Rosado on their hugely popular show: Robles & Rosado. Check it out!
Jul 29, 2014 0 0
"Bonjour, My uncle was an American GI from Chicago during WWII and after the liberation of Paris, met my French aunt. It was love at first sight, even though neither spoke the other's language. They got married and sponsored my dad a few years after my aunt immigrated. He had been a French POW during the duration of the war. After coming to the U.S., he got work in a steel mill. On a trip back to France, he met my mom, again love at first sight. They had a shotgun wedding, and I was born later that year. He brought his new family back to Chicago. We went back and forth between the two countries a few times. My sister was also born in France, but was raised here as well. I am so grateful my parents spoke French to us all the time, even if we always answered in English and were embarrassed when they spoke to us in French in public. They have passed on, but I have friends and family on two continents who are very important to me. My upbringing in two cultures has enriched my life in so many ways and made me open and tolerant of other cultures." - Catherine Y. Fridey, Immigrant Archive Project Community page contribution.
Jul 28, 2014 0 0
Know the facts: "If not for immigrants and their children, the U.S. child population would be shrinking."
Jul 28, 2014 0 0
Luisa Acosta Franco thanks her parents for the gift of bilingualism.
Jul 28, 2014 0 0
Sergio Diaz was an unaccompanied child refugee when he arrived in the United States. Today he is the Police Chief in Riverside, California. In this segment he shares his view on immigration.
Jul 26, 2014 0 0
From Germany to Mexico: How America’s source of immigrants has changed over a century
Jul 25, 2014 0 0
"My mom and dad used to say, 'Because you're poor doesn't mean you have to behave in a way that you don't have any manners. Being poor doesn't give you an excuse for not being civilized. There is order and decorum here and you should respect that." - Ed Reyes, LA Council Member, Mexican immigrant, Immigrant Archive Project testimony.
Jul 25, 2014 0 0
An 8 year-old girl explains why assimilation no longer requires you to forget your native language.
Jul 24, 2014 0 0
We always love hearing from our followers. Especially from those like Susan, who have dedicated their lives to teaching young children.
Jul 24, 2014 0 0
So, what exactly is the Immigrant Archive Project? The attached video will provide the answer.
Jul 24, 2014 0 0
Willy Chirino: The story of an unaccompanied child refugee who became a multi-Grammy Award winning artist.
Jul 23, 2014 0 0
Dr. Eduardo Padron arrived in the U.S. as an unaccompanied refugee at the age of 15. Before leaving Cuba his mother made him promise that he would study and achieve the highest possible degree in America. - "Several times I was tempted to drop out of school, because it was almost impossible to study and work two or three jobs. Getting to school was tough. I had to walk 25 blocks and take two different buses. I had to wake up earlier and sometimes I couldn't get to work. But I had a moral commitment to keep the promise I had made. So when I graduated from High School, I never bought the ring. I always thought if I get that ring I would get comfortable and not feel motivated to continue. I never bought a graduation ring until I received my doctorate. I dedicated that ring to my mother, because she was the inspiration for me to get to that level." - Dr. Eduardo Padron, President, Miami Dade College (the largest institution of higher learning in America with more than 165,000 students), Cuban immigrant, Immigrant Archive Project testimony.
Jul 22, 2014 0 0
Small Truths, the immigration experience through the eyes of small children, A Documentary.
Jul 21, 2014 0 0
"I'm here because he left Ireland." - @KimMitRas #6wordtestimonies
Jul 21, 2014 0 0