My great-grandfather came to the US around 1900, but rather than settling in New York City with all the other Eastern European Jews, for some reason he lived in a small town in New Hampshire for a few years before moving to a place with more Jews. I'm looking for books (mostly, historical fiction) that might give me an idea of what his life (as, probably, one of only a few Jews) in New Hampshire might have been like. [more inside]
A friend of mine has won the US visa lottery, and plans to travel to the United States in August or September to settle there. The thing is... he knows next to nothing about the country , knows absolutely nobody and wants to know whether there are any resources or support network available for newly arrived immigrants. Also, which states or areas currently offer the best economic opportunities ? [more inside]
I have a good friend who recently immigrated to the United States from Albania. We are looking for the best first cell phone option while they are trying to settle down in their new country. [more inside]
Today, even the most obscure ingredient can often be sourced with the click of a few buttons, but back in the day... I'm looking for examples of recent (+/- last 100 yrs) groups of immigrants coming to the US and how either not having access to their usual ingredients or having access to new ingredients may have impacted their traditional recipes. [more inside]
My (hypothetical) offspring will know a level of privilege and wealth early on in their lives that... frankly, blows my mind. How do I make sure that my kids grow up to understand the nuances of poverty, affluence, and everything in between? [more inside]
It's been 32 year since they immigrated to this country, but pretty much the one and only thing my family ever talks about is the home country, and it drives me crazy. I can't change them, but I could probably handle it better. Details and the plea for help within. [more inside]
Why are there so few Indonesian immigrants in the USA? [more inside]
Looking for first-person narratives from undocumented immigrants to the United States. [more inside]
For immigrants or those who know immigration stories: why did you immigrate to the USA? (the more specific, the better) [more inside]
I'm looking for a good book about the Scandinavia to Midwest America immigrant experience (non-fiction). [more inside]
I'm a lousy student about to graduate university, and I am interested in career opportunities which would allow me to help immigrants settle into their new lives (in Canada). My degree is in no way related to this, and I feel that mental health issues have severely diminished my mental abilities. Nonetheless, any help anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
How did 19th century immigrants cross Pennsylvania en route to Ohio River transportation? [more inside]
Does anyone remember a big pink-, blue-, and white-striped shopping bag popular in developing countries in the '80s/'90s? It felt like waxed straw, or something Tyvek-y. It had handles, and was often big enough to cover a whole suitcase. [more inside]
I want to find books to read about the following issues: 1. Voter initiatives origins and modern day status (i.e. is it all like California?) 2. The conditions/plight of immigrants: Mexican, Korean, Hmong, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, etc. 3. The increasing segregation of whites and non-whites in CA 4. Open to suggestions [more inside]
(US based) I think I have a good general idea of what the right is looking for in an immigration reform bill. I am much less clear about what the ideal of an immigration reform bill would be from a left perspective. [more inside]
I am looking for terms other than "immigrants" to refer to people that move from one country to another (preferably used by governments, NGOs or social service agencies). In Canada they are often called "Newcomers" or "New Canadians". I have just discovered "BME" is in use in the UK along similar lines. I have no interest in regional insulting terms however, as this is for keyword searching in journals.
A few months ago I read about French-Canadian immigration into the U.S. from the 1840s to 1930s. Evidently, some of these immigrants established "Little Canadas." I'd like to learn more about them. [more inside]
Those who have learned to speak and think in another language, do you remember the age (and day) you started thinking in your current spoken language? [more inside]
Help me find this French song about a sheep in a bath. [more inside]
Can anyone tell me the percentage of children of illegal immigrants who attend college? Specifically in Texas. We are arguing the HB 104 (in state tuition bill) in my government class and I need to know how many children of illegal immigrants who were not born in the US actually attend institutions of higher education....
In America, you have to be born there to be President. Is there a similar law in Canada? Do you have to be Canadian-born to ever be Prime Minister, or just a citizen?
Looking to do a story on first-generation South/Asian immigrants in the South Bay area. Where do I start? [more inside]
My dad is rascist and anti-immigration. I am constantly getting into arguments with him about this, but I find that since I understand racial diversity and robust immigration as taken-for-granted good, I don't understand him and I have few counter-arguments. Please help me argue with my dad! [more inside]
So, what can you tell me about the Bosnian mob? [more inside]