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Date: Time Period: 2017-2018
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:28973
Description: Advocacy for immigration reform started to regain urgency during the President Bush Jr. administration. The Haitian community hoped for a serious strengthening of the system under the next administrat ... More
Date: Time Period: 2016 - 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21669
Description: Wilson expresses his concern about America's explicit rejection of immigrant culture and societies. He considers this recent anti-immigrant rhetoric to be the result of manipulation and disinformation ... More
Date: Time Period: 2012 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:27854
Description: Ms. Kim's first thought about seeing Flushing was that it looked dirty and felt technologically backwards. Ms. Kim was used to streamlined technological advancements that were everywhere in South Kore ... More
Date: Time Period: 2012 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:27856
Description: Ms. Kim's decision to stay in the United States was mostly because of her son Rex Ryan who was born and raised in Queens. She tries everyday to learn English and learn more about how America as a nati ... More
Date: 2009
Subject: Immigrants
Type: digital image
Identifier: aql:18107
Description: ““I think they chose it by accident. It must have sounded like a lovely name.” Having escaped the Soviet occupation in Estonia, Liivia Westervelt immigrated to America via Germany and Czechoslovakia a ... More
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Date: Time Period: 2007-2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:25519
Description: Eva describes the history of her life. She was born and raised in Columbia. Eva was in her second year of college when she immigrated to New York. Adapting was an easy process for Eva because she was ... More
Date: Time Period: 2007-2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:25512
Description: Eva’s mother comes from a large family which consists of eleven siblings. She notes that she’s not close with her father’s side of the family. Eva’s mother has six siblings living in New York and the ... More
Date: Time Period: 2007-2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:25522
Description: Eva describes the positives of living in Kew Gardens. She notes that Kew Gardens didn’t change much for the last ten years. She likes that Kew Gardens is a diverse neighborhoods The blocks in Kew Gard ... More
Date: Time Period: 2007-2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:25509
Description: Eva Roman was born and raised in Colombia. She immigrated to the United States in November 30th of 2007 with her mother. She has been living in Kew Gardens ever since she immigrated to New York. She c ... More
Date: Time Period: 2001 - 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21666
Description: Wilson explains that he originally often found himself in embarrassing encounters in the United States because of his difficulty with the English language. One time he had a problem locating an addres ... More
Date: Time Period: 2001 - 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21683
Description: Wilson explains the differences between the relationships that Americans cultivate and relationships that Latin-Americans cultivate. He states that a person who learns fluent English can make easier c ... More
Date: Time Period: 2001 - 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21697
Description: Wilson describes the divisions that exist in Queens that are formed by communities and their larger academic standings. He explains that is easier for a person with education to learn the social, econ ... More
Date: Time Period: 2000-2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:33786
Description: Valentina talks about her experience as an immigrant finally feeling at home in Queens.
Date: Time Period: 1999 - 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23170
Description: Recalling her immigration to Flushing from Poland as a teenager, Zuzanna Tyszka describes how she and her family adjusted to their new surroundings.
Date: Time Period: 1993-2018
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:28971
Description: According to Elsie, the narratives of Haitian immigrants differ from that others ethnic groups. She says this is due to a combination of economic, racial, national, and linguistic reasons.