Sung Y.

As Interviewed by Jessica U.
"The way my husband convinced me to the come to the U.S. is by telling me that he would buy me a dress- the ones we see in the movies. He also told me that he would make me a robot that cleans the house and makes us food."
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Christina Almeida

As Interviewed by Sebastian Castaneda
"I can relate to the students in our program because I am a first-generation college graduate."
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Diana Reyes

As Interviewed by Noah Hanser-Young
"The legal document in this society tells you who you are – and what you are is someone who is able to become visible in society, work, get paid, and have rights."
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Socorro Rosiles

As Interviewed by Anisah A.
"I worked hard to make sure everyone behaved. And finally everyone was together. Everyone was equal."
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Alex Amponsah

As Interviewed by Corbin Schmeil
"They were saying stuff like, ‘I can’t believe they followed us around the store! That’s so messed up! They thought that just because I was white that I was going to steal something?’ I looked at them, and I just laughed. I said, ‘I feel your pain.’"
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Martin Barron

As Interviewed by Austin B.
"So all of that makes me understand that I don't have anyone around me to protect me. I have to grow up, day by day, be a man and support my family. And it was hard, but I did it."
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Ami Vaidya

As Interviewed by Sahil V.
"The biggest hardships were probably racism. I would always have to be conscious if I saw someone with a crew cut or looked like a skinhead, to walk on the other side of the road. My heart would pump a little bit faster, and I would be prepared to run, or fight. I would always have to be more vigilant about my surroundings. A hardship in the UK was just living, making sure you’re not at the wrong place at the wrong time. "
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B.L.P.

As Interviewed by Gustavo Jaramillo
"There really is no reason for so much violence and discrimination."
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Harry W.

As Interviewed by William W.
"I used to go to Hebrew school and on the way home from Hebrew school, there was always kids and small gangs and groups that would taunt us and try to lure us into fighting with them."
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Neel Mehta

As Interviewed by Pranathi B.
"You could see you were treated a little different... [Indians] were always looked as inferior to the whites. We had to work quite hard to prove ourselves."
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Morgan Caruthers

As Interviewed by Ella Carlander
"I genuinely believe that they will forever be impacted and hopefully impact the world through this experience. "
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Gherghina Buican

As interviewed by Gloria M.
"The communist regime was one of the most cruel periods that a human being could endure. There was no right to express your feelings, to talk freely, or to be able to make your own decisions. There was no freedom, everything was abolished"
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Khanh Tran

As Interviewed by Harrison T.
"For so many years, the Vietnamese have been independent, but they still have worse human rights."
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Vlad Kucherovsky

As interviewed by Alec Schultz
"Ability to be successful here, you don't get that anywhere else."
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William Tien

As Interviewed by Dessie Tien
"So we had to stay up the whole night just to make sure they didn't come and burn down our house."
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Brandon Kaung

As Interviewed by Tyler Kaung
"One thing that is very obvious to me is that if we applied to get a phone line, it would take so many years and needed bribery. If we were relatives of the military dictatorship, it would take only two days. "
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Joseph

As Interviewed by S. L.
"A lot of immigrants feel they are experiencing social injustice because of the root cause of that in my opinion, illegal immigration. If they are legalized, then they will have every right to that I have to stand up and fight for themselves, which they can’t do today because they are mostly scared. So, to tackle that problem will eliminate the large chunk of the problem that exists today. "
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Ismael Hernandez

As Interviewed by Erick Medina
"The man threatened us with a gun – we would have to work for him, or he will kill us."
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Pastor Lynnae Sorenson

As Interviewed by Dylan Cox
"Well, I think everywhere you go you’re going to run into these problems at different degrees, different understanding of those degrees, but I think it all does come down to, on one hand, ignorance and desire for power over other people and on the other hand, education and shared power... "
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Rita Lin

As Interviewed by Angela L.
"I remember that when I was growing up in school or even at home, politics had been a taboo. People tried not to talk about politics or policy because that means anybody who expressed their unhappiness towards the government we would be in trouble."
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Gene Stone

As Interviewed by Hayden Stone
"She said, of all the things that happened to her in her life, being a little girl in the forest, the noises frightened her more than anything, then or since."
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R. Wolf

As Interviewed by I. M.
"Instead of sending me to the nurse, she sent me to the office for speaking Spanish."
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Alvaro Llano

As Interviewed by Sebastian L.
"I left Colombia because my parents wanted a better life for me and my brothers."
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Galia Harrington

As Interviewed by Kate K.
"If one person is discriminated against, we all are. And I don't want to go around feeling blue, and so what I do is I try to do a little something about it."
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Tomas Moreno

As interviewed by Fernando Moreno
"I feel as if I lost my childhood."
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Rusmir Music

As Interviewed by Vincent Hao
"It was just that I had a desire to help people understand, especially my personal background and help them see and accept difference, and to see that difference isn’t bad, its just different. "
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Hermann Vigil

As interviewed by Clara R.
"When I graduated from college, I went to rent an apartment in Los Angeles, and I saw the ad, and I went there and the lady said, ‘No we don’t rent to Mexicans.’"
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Raul A.

As Interviewed by Amber A.
"When I was about 16, I started coming over here across the border, and I got deported twice, where I got put in a detention for about two to three days only. Then they would let me go back to Mexico. This didn’t stop me. I really wanted to come over to the United States because life was pretty rough, and when I was working hard in the field. I got paid really nothing, so I just kept on trying."
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Soroush Azadi

As Interviewed by Sierra Guequierre
"My parents decided that instead of sending another child away, they would uproot their entire lives and try to take a risk and see if they could allow their kids an opportunity to be educated..."
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Lilia Rodríguez-Sullivan

As Interviewed by Alice S.
"I've always felt like a minority. We [immigrants] are all minorities in the United States because we all come from different places and countries."
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Shu-In Powell

As Interviewed by Isabel Lerman
"American had this prejudice against, thinking Asian women would marry a man here because they wanted to immigrate, and they wanted their green card. So, you know, came with a purpose, that’s what they called it. Married with a purpose. And back then, my parents didn’t really want me to (leave Taiwan), but they respected me enough to let me make my own decision."
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Oscar Gonzalez

As Interviewed by Nicholas Gonzalez
"I decided to immigrate because I wanted to know what the United States was all about, so I started applying for the American Consulate to get all my papers in line so I could come to the United States."
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Alma Delia Martinez

As interviewed by Erick R.
"When I told my parents that I was going to go to America they were both excited and scared."
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Montserrat Garibay

As Interviewed by Daniel S.
"About eight years ago, my sister and I started an organization for undocumented students and for people who wanted to support the Dream Act here in the University of Texas."
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Guadalupe Romero

Aileen B.
"There was no opportunity for me to continue with my education."
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Lorena Vargas

As Interviewed by Jesus Gomez
"I was looking for a better future like any other immigrant."
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Modesta Barbina Trevino

As Interviewed by Danielle
"One of the things we would teach the students is, for math problems we would say, "Show us two or three ways to get there," because that's the reality, there's not just one way to come up with the answer."
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Fernando Saralegui

As Interviewed by Mateo Saralegui
"Batista was a pretty corrupt politician. Batista was the dictator of Cuba before the revolution, and my father and many of his colleagues knew that he wasn’t the future of Cuba."
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Joe S.

As interviewed by Aly C.
"But that’s what kept me there, because they treated me as I would treat anyone. You know, it wasn't just because I was a Mexican and they were all Anglo."
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