Immigration Stories: Mexico-United States An Oral History – Anonymous 15

Anonymous #15 tells us of what it is to have grown up on the border of Mexico and California, crossing over up to 4 times a week, and to have family in the United States that are impossible to see.

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Veronica Guevara and Dawn Martinez Oropeza

Veronica Guevara (25) talks with her comadre, Dawn Martinez Oropeza (50), about being one of only a few Latinos in Marshalltown in elementary school, the impact of immigration raids on her undocumented family members, her feelings on racism and classism,...

Fernando's Story

Born in Mexico, Fernando was brought to the U.S. as a minor. He is a DACA beneficiary and hopes that a permanent status will soon be offered to all dreamers like him.

Diego

Diego came to Durham, NC from Peru as a 15 year old. After taking a feminist studies class and reading It Gets Better he comes out to his family.

Immigration Stories: Mexico-United States An Oral History – Rafael Telle Cruz

Rafael speaks enthusiastically about his time living in the United States and working hard. Rafa talks about currently living, working, and farming in Guapamacataro, Maravatio, but also about he hopes to return to the States to work with his brothers...

Immigration Stories: Mexico-United States An Oral History – Anonymous 17 Choreographer and Dancer

Anonymous 17 talks about growing up in Mexico until her early teens when her family relocates to the United States. Living many years as a permanent resident, in recent years she has obtained United States citizenship. Anon 17 speaks about...

"Deseo que todos mis hijos tengan exito a pesar de de que algunos son indocumentados." Maria es intrevistada por su hija Liz.

"[Como padres] sacrificamos estar [indocumentados] en los Estados Unidos por la educación de nuestros hijos. Quiero que mis hijos aprecien la vida en los Estados Unidos, pero espero que tambien valoren la cultura Mexicana."

Immigration Stories: Mexico-United States An Oral History – Alicia Marván, Director of Guapamacataro Center for Arts and Ecology

Alicia talks about the importance of the Guapamacataro Arts and Ecology center as a place for artist residents and as a way to give back to the Maravatio community. Alicia is both a citizen of Mexico and the United States...

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: David "There is a legacy beyond social status."

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: David. David Withrow is the successful owner of the local cafe, Agrarian Coffee in McAllen, TX. David is a father and husband with a penchant for the refined culinary palette. David speaks...

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: Annette

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: Annette tells me about her experiences growing up in the Rio Grande Valley and working and traveling with her family as a migrant worker.

Thoughts about Daca.

This is a interview about her thoughts on Daca and how it is helping in today’s time.

"DACA applicants earn every right to be American. They are the epitome of the American Dream and the embodiment of the American character."

Olivia Quinto, a lawyer, chats with Rutgers Law classmates Diego Iniguez-Lopez and Victor Monterrosa, Jr., about being undocumented for 20+ years and how the three classmates' personal histories transform into the political as immigrant rights’ activists.

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: Mitch

People of the Rio Grande Valley: Mitch. Artist Mitch Darte and I talk about the loss of her Mother and how it propelled her into her flourishing career in painting. Mitch was a high school art teacher, and after losing...

DACA recipient

How DACA changed someone’s life?

The Best Unlikely Friendship

Megan Farrell (23) interviews Daniela Garnica (23) one of her closest friends for the past 4 years, who is also a DACA recipient, about how her status affects friendship, love, and her college experience.