The national nonprofit organization StoryCorps has helped nearly 500,000 people record interviews with one another since its founding in 2003. The three audio stories for this week capture different immigrant experiences, from the friendship arising from the generosity of an undocumented immigrant who cooks meals for homeless men and women in her community, to the growing recognition of a young daughter who misses her father as he works multiple jobs to support her education. Each is about 2 minutes in length.
“To this day, I can smell the dirt and the fear. It’s been years, but it’s vivid in my memory.”
Reflections of Vito de la Cruz, a lawyer practicing civil rights law, who as the child of migrant farmworkers witnessed US Border Patrol agents raiding the farm where his family worked, in conversation with his wife Maria Sefchick-Del Paso. Audio.