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Interview with Lorenzo Q.

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Title

Interview with Lorenzo Q.

Date

3/30/17

Publisher

HI251C: History of Latinx in the U.S.

Description

Lorenzo (name has been changed) talked about his experience coming from El Salvador to the U.S. at the age of 10.

Language

English

Abstract

I interview Lorenzo Q., a twenty two year old man living undocumented in the U.S. Lorenzo came to this country from El Salvador at the age of 10 with his parents, and speaks on his experience transitioning into a culture and a language that was completely foreign to him. Because he was not informed on U.S.-El Salvador relations back home, he had no prior expectations or perceptions of this country before his arrival and was both excited and nervous at the prospect of his move. Since then, he has experienced everything from forced summer school and bullying to helpful teachers and ESL classes. He also wishes to somehow reconnect with his family in El Salvador, but finds that difficult because of his immigration status. Now he doesn't see much hope for citizenship due to the election of Donal Trump, but is still determined to stay in this country.

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Interviewer

Genniger-Goldfarb, Lauren

Interviewee

Luis Mazariego

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Citation

“Interview with Lorenzo Q.,” Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project, accessed December 12, 2017, http://ssmp.skidmore.edu/document/601.

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