Chatting With A Refugee Youth Worker, Julian Castro
September 12, 2019 App Interview

Julian Castro spent several years working with refugee children from Central America and decided to sit down with me on September 8th in Chicago, IL to share his experiences. Julian touches on his time caring for and being a support...

"My families were from everywhere…Somali families, Persian families, Iraqi families, some from Bhutan, and Burma…"

New American Pathways provides more than 5,000 refugees per year with the necessary tools to rebuild their lives and achieve long-term success. One of the programs they offer is Parents as Teachers home visiting. In this interview, Anastasia Hardy, Family...

My Dad – A Story of a Gujarati Canadian Refugee from Uganda

In 1971 East Asians were expelled from Uganda and a few lucky Indian families were accepted as refugees to Canada. This is the story of my father for future generations of our family.

Guildford pilgrimage

Remembering life in wartime England, children who were evacuated, and what brought Jews from Germany to England during WWII

A Vietnamese Father's Journey to America: Beaches, Camps, and Boats

Andy To details memorable moments from his experience as a boat person as he flees his country in the midst of the Vietnam War. His journey encompassed not only the challenges that came with the harsh living conditions in camps,...

Aunt 4

We talked about her life as a refugee after the Vietnam War and how she had to travel place by place to survive. She started off in Vietnam, where her poor family had to let her go. She then left...

90miles to Freedom

The life of Hector Toledo and his hardships on his journey to the U.S. The life of Hector Toledo after making it to the U.S.

Interview with Mom

Mom’s story of growing up in Vietnam during the war and escaping to Indonesia, as well as life in the refugee camp

Tuan Cao STORY Interview

On April 30, 1975, the Vietnam War ended with the nation falling to communism. In this interview, Tuan Cao recounts his experiences living Communist Vietnam and his escape to the United States.

Tuan Cao STORY Interview (Part 2)

In this interview, Tuan Cao goes into more detail regarding his refugee screening process and his current perspectives on foreign involvement in the Vietnam War.

A Syrian Refugee Couple Adopt Their American Family
February 26, 2019 App Interview

Zubair Rushk and Etan Shukri, married Syrian refugees, adopted Daniel and Joyce Romm as their American parents after a chance meeting prompted by a newspaper article.

To be free

This interview is with my aunt Vatsana Suttlemyre from Laos. We talked about her journey to America and her life after she moved to Bountiful.

Mom’s courageous journey from Cambodia to America

My mom survived the Khmer Rouge and made a new life in America with my dad and four kids. She shares with me some lessons in life that keeps her strong and hopeful.

Interview with Baba

My dad who is a Syrian refugee speaks about his childhood and what he had to go through being an immigrant.

Journey to America

The journey from Bhutan to America. Struggles from Enthic Cleasing Policy set by Bhutan setting 1/6 of Bhutan population to refugees.

Huan’s Journey

This story is about Huan’s (left) childhood and how he unexpectedly ended up spending 2 years in a refugee camp in Japan.

Najma’s Narrative

An interview with Najma in order to get to know a fellow St. Norbert student, while also exploring the power of storytelling.

Immigration Stories Italy: Mustapha

Mustapha’s journey begins in Gambia and travels through 7 different countries before reaching Calabria, Italy. Mustapha tells of the great risk as he leaves his family behind to travel for months to Libya. Mustapha tells us of how when he...

Immigration Stories Italy: Savaneh Lamin

Savaneh Lamin, who goes by Lamin, talks about his arduous journey from the Ivory Coast to Libya and then crossing the sea to be rescued by a Ship. Once rescued by a ship he was brought to Italy and then...

Immigration Stories Italy: Damman

Damman is the youngest of the asylum seekers I interviewed at Villa Barbiero Centro Accoglienza Immigrati. While it is always a struggle to cross Northern Africa to get to Libya, Damman had a few strokes of luck along the way....