Audio Recording "We need to educate the community."

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"We need to educate the community."
Contributor Names
Meza, Beatriz (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Lawyers
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with Beatriz Meza, an attorney.
-  Summary of audio segment: BM says when she was growing up she never saw the great number of commercial establishments owned by Hispanic that are in Paterson now. So BM sees the community growing. But it is important to educate the community. For example, immigration workshops helps them because it gives immigrants an idea of where they're going and the direction they should go. Obtaining legal status is important, and so it's important to give them information, and apprise them of their rights. And wants to alert them not to do the wrong thing, such as purchase a social security number. One lie or wrong move makes it necessary to commit other lies or mistakes, etc. So immigrants need to be educated in this way. And employers feel more comfortable in sponsoring someone if they're sure the person isn't involved in something illegal or legally questionable. And BM meets with employers to explain the process to them, should they want to sponsor someone for citizenship.
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A022
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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Meza, Beatriz, and Thomas D Carroll. "We need to educate the community.". -09-12, 1994. Audio.

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Meza, B. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "We need to educate the community.". -09-12. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Meza, Beatriz, and Thomas D Carroll. "We need to educate the community.". -09-12, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.