REBLOG (3.30.12) Before there was ICE or the INS, there was this landowner, his dogs and his double barrel shotgun. We’re still collecting your immigration stories. Don’t be a stranger!
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Notice to trespassers between the Mexican border and San Diego, 1895-1905

REBLOG (3.30.12) Before there was ICE or the INS, there was this landowner, his dogs and his double barrel shotgun. We’re still collecting your immigration stories. Don’t be a stranger!

fyeah-history:

Notice to trespassers between the Mexican border and San Diego, 1895-1905

QUESTION: WHAT’S YOUR IMMIGRATION STORY?

We’re looking for recent immigration stories. If you or your parents are immigrants to the United States, your story could help inform our reporting.

What are the basic facts of your immigration story? When you read about the immigrant experience and immigrant issues in the media, what about your story is missing? Many families have objects (pictures, artifacts) that they bring with them from the places they came from. Do you have such an object? What can you tell us about it?

Tell us here: What’s your immigration story?

Erika L. Sánchez, 27, of Chicago, reads her poem, “Crossing,” about her parents who entered the United States in the trunk of a Cadillac in 1979. She also talks about what it means to be a hard working poet, and how her definition of success differs from that of her parents. You can also hear Sánchez read her poem, “The Loop,” here. You can also read her blog posts at News Taco, where she goes by Oh Hells Nah — also her Twitter handle. (1.31.2012. Interviewed by Jeff Severns Guntzel)

Special thanks to Martin Dosh for letting us use his song, “A Ghost’s Business,” from the album The Lost Take.

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