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According to recent poll: Across political leanings and religious backgrounds, most Americans believe the recent influx of immigrant children should be treated like refugees.
Jul 30, 2014 0 0
Spanish-language content: Cuban rapper and tireless human rights activist Raudel Collazo explains how he was influenced by the American civil rights movement.
Jul 30, 2014 0 0
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