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Immigrant parents won't drop the subject of their former country, help

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]
posted by tumbleweedjack on Aug 15, 2014 - 30 answers

Why are there so few Indonesian immigrants in America?

Why are there so few Indonesian immigrants in the USA? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Nov 2, 2013 - 17 answers

undocumented narratives

Looking for first-person narratives from undocumented immigrants to the United States. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Oct 18, 2012 - 3 answers

Immigrant Country

For immigrants or those who know immigration stories: why did you immigrate to the USA? (the more specific, the better) [more inside]
posted by facehugger on Jan 15, 2012 - 33 answers

A good book about the immigration of Norwegians to the Midwest?

I'm looking for a good book about the Scandinavia to Midwest America immigrant experience (non-fiction). [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Jan 9, 2012 - 14 answers

Taking on the responsibility of starting a career while dealing with severe mental health problems

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]
posted by costanza on Dec 5, 2011 - 19 answers

19th C. overland travel

How did 19th century immigrants cross Pennsylvania en route to Ohio River transportation? [more inside]
posted by John Borrowman on Nov 27, 2011 - 9 answers

Poor (but pretty) in pastel

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]
posted by taramosalata on Nov 2, 2011 - 23 answers

Looking for good books about the political/cultural milieu of California

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]
posted by maykasahara on Jun 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Immigration Reform - What the left wants

(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]
posted by bonsai forest on Jun 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Synonyms for immigrants not in the dictionary

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.
posted by saucysault on Sep 14, 2009 - 27 answers

Let's go to Little Canada!

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]
posted by Korou on Aug 31, 2009 - 17 answers

Do you remember the day you started thinking in your current spoken language?

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]
posted by querty on Aug 4, 2009 - 30 answers

Sheep in the bath?

Help me find this French song about a sheep in a bath. [more inside]
posted by Sitegeist on Apr 12, 2008 - 4 answers

Illegal Immigrants in College

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....
posted by madmamasmith on Mar 22, 2008 - 12 answers

Native Born requirement for Canada PM?

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?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Nov 29, 2007 - 28 answers

Where do I find first-generation tech immigrants?

Looking to do a story on first-generation South/Asian immigrants in the South Bay area. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by hobbes on Oct 24, 2007 - 4 answers

Rascist Dad

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]
posted by arcticwoman on Nov 1, 2006 - 50 answers

Big Trouble, Little Bosnia

So, what can you tell me about the Bosnian mob? [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Oct 27, 2006 - 6 answers

Blacked out web sites for Day Without Immigrants?

Are there any web sites participating in the Day Without Immigrants? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Apr 29, 2006 - 1 answer

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