Kendall Kohn and her grandmother Elizabeth Kohn talk about growing up in Newberry, South Carolina.

In this interview, conducted on December 1, 2019, in Plano, Texas, Kendall Kohn (16) interviews her grandmother Elizabeth Kohn about her experience growing up in a segregated town. Ms. Kohn shares her experience in a small southern town, and what...

My Brother’s Story

Today, we talked about my brothers story and where he started and how he came to be what he is today. I sincerely take my brother as a role model, for not only is he a hard working man, but...

Interview with Kenya Campos: An Undocumented Mother of Three

In this interview I talk with Kenya Campos, a family friend, about her childhood in Mexico, her journey to the United States, the struggles her family has faced in regards to their current immigration status and her fears as wells...

Global Citizenship

An interview with Mariana Ruiz, a Spanish professor at Arizona State University discusses her life in Mexico, Spain, and the United States as well as what it means to be a global citizen.

Rosa Fragoso

In this interview in November 22, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, Maya Fragoso (17) interviews her aunt Rosa Fragoso Ramirez (56) about her childhood, her moving to Chicago, Illinois from Durango, Mexico in 1961. How it was difficult to except her...

Sociology 130 Interview

Me and Caroline disgusted her life from early childhood to her wedding day to current day to see what her goals are and have been. We discussed how things don’t go as you plan them. I wanted to know what...

My mom (spanish)

My mom talks about her life in a small town in Mexico, where she was born.

A long conversation with my grandpa by his favorite grand daughter

Hi, my name is crystal Avelar. My grandpa and I had a long conversation about everything and anything. He was talking to me about all his memories and his favorite times growing up.

A True American

From travel bans to building walls, immigration in the U.S. has been a hot topic of discussion in 2017. In Los Angeles, on November 26, 2017, Will Iger interviewed his family friend Cesar Vasquez. Will asked Cesar about his childhood,...

“Richmond is like my second home”- José talks about his life in the US and his love of learning

José Luis and Alison discuss the things he loves about Richmond while also acknowledging the challenges of making a life in a new country. The two also talk about his love of learning, travel, and his future education plans!

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Terry Solis and Steven Jacob Lopez Rodriguez

Terry Solis (54) and her son Steven Jacob (21) talk about upward mobility for their family, the struggles their family faced when they had to move to Mexico, and how Terry sets an example for her sons as the Vice...

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.

Biography Of Carlos A. Palmer

He gave a very detailed story about his family. I believe his family back in Mexico is very important to him

Family is everything
January 14, 2019 App Interview

On January 6, 2019, Diego Velazquez interviewed his grandfather Fernando De La Torre who describes his transition to the US from his home in Mexico in the 1960s. Fernando also explains the differences between Mexico and California. In this interview,...

Interview with my Abuelo Rolando

I get to talk to my grandpa Rolnado. I had the chance to talk to him during our Thanksgiving dinner.

Immigration Stories Reel–a brief recap of the overall, unedited audio interviews. The full impact is embodied within the full interviews.

I had the privilege to interview immigrants, descendants of immigrants, and asylum seekers across the world. Their stories were accompanied by anonymous portraits made from cyanotype imprints of their bodies and forms to which provided privacy and freedom to speak...

Mios mis

Omar’s life story growing up in Mexico and becoming a US citizen