Lisa Jusino remembers how her desire to help her community was the determining factor in choosing a career.
Many of the men and women we've interviewed over the years were the first in their families to attend college. As immigrants or the children of immigrants a great many of them came from "poor" families and faced many of the obstacles outlined in this New York Times article.
"I am proud to be here today as another hopeful wanderer, a son of Italy, of Ireland and of Holland — and to wish God's grace, safe passage and good fortune to those who are crossing our borders today — and to give thanks to those who have come before, whose journey, courage and sacrifice made me an American." - Bruce Springsteen, Ellis Island Award Ceremony
Podcast: "My Conversation" with inaugural poet Richard Blanco. "My Conversation" is the official podcast of the Immigrant Archive Project. http://t.co/s2UfOci70b
Tere Chavez Pedrosa, a prominent South Florida attorney, explains what motivated her to pursue a legal degree.