Audio Recording "They come here to open a small business and their children will become professionals."

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Title
"They come here to open a small business and their children will become professionals."
Contributor Names
Meza, Beatriz (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-09-12
Subject Headings
-  Emigration and Immigration
-  Lawyers
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Beatriz Meza, an attorney.
-  Summary of audio segment: Do women live in similar conditions, many people to a room? BM says some of them do, yes. TC asks about incentives to US citizenship among contemporary Hispanic community here. BM says the majority of people whom she has come into contact with all her life, including in her law practice, are interested in becoming citizens, to stay here permanently and open a small business. However, some of the people she's seeing now have been here 20 years or so, and are only now coming to her for a status adjustment. But BM doesn't know why they've waited so long to come to her. But a lot of the people she's encountered their intentions are always to stay here. And they want to enhance their chances here, and their kids' chances for success. And that's across Spanish speaking nationalities.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A022
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.afc/afcwip.tca02209
Online Format
audio

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Credit line

Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Meza, Beatriz, and Thomas D Carroll. "They come here to open a small business and their children will become professionals.". -09-12, 1994. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003980/.

APA citation style:

Meza, B. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "They come here to open a small business and their children will become professionals.". -09-12. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003980/.

MLA citation style:

Meza, Beatriz, and Thomas D Carroll. "They come here to open a small business and their children will become professionals.". -09-12, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003980/>.