Audio Recording "They are a new wave of immigrants who are moving many things ahead here. They should get more credit than they do get."
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- "They are a new wave of immigrants who are moving many things ahead here. They should get more credit than they do get."
- Contributor Names
- Carrera, Miguel de la (Narrator)
- Carrera, Antonio de la (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Cuban Americans
- - Lawyers
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Antonio de la Carrera and Miguel de la Carrera.
- - Summary of audio segment: AC says he doesn't find that same push among the Spanish speaking natives, as he does with the immigrants. AC says he reads in the papers about illegal immigrants who take low paying jobs. That's generally not true. They take the jobs that are available, and pretty soon they're doing pretty well. One of the first Colombians he knew was a foreman in a factory making very good money. He spoke no English whatsoever. So, they do move very well. And they find work. Unemployment is something that exists only sporadically. And some of them look like hell. AC mentions a Peruvian who doesn't even speak Spanish. He spoke an Indian language before Spanish, so his Spanish is atrocious, and the English is non-existent. But a guy similar to him, AC said you'll come here and find work in 3 or 4 days. And the guy said, wait a minute. I came here to the airport, and they met me at the airport and took me to a factory to work. He didn't even take 2 hours [to start work], and he was 110 percent illegal. At that time the employers were looking for illegals, not because they would take less money, but because they would work like hell. They come here, they are illegal, they have no rights, they have this that, they work, and they're looking for the overtime, they're looking for part time work. AC says there are many women here, who work as cleaning ladies for rich families in the area. They wouldn't be servants in their countries for anything in the world. But here, when they get $60 for half a day's work, cash, they do it. And many of the people who buy houses from AC do that, they save their money and buy the houses. And those are the immigrants. They are a new wave of immigrants who are moving things ahead here. They should get more credit than they're getting, because they work hard, they take all the jobs, and they move ahead. They invest their money. Like every immigrant group has done.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A015
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Chicago citation style:
Carrera, Miguel De La, Antonio De La Carrera, and Thomas D Carroll. "They are a new wave of immigrants who are moving many things ahead here.They should get more credit than they do get.". -09-03, 1994. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003946/.
APA citation style:
Carrera, M. D. L., Carrera, A. D. L. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "They are a new wave of immigrants who are moving many things ahead here.They should get more credit than they do get.". -09-03. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003946/.
MLA citation style:
Carrera, Miguel De La, Antonio De La Carrera, and Thomas D Carroll. "They are a new wave of immigrants who are moving many things ahead here.They should get more credit than they do get.". -09-03, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003946/>.