immigration

OH 1757

For the DFW Metroplex Immigration Oral History Project. Mexican-born immigrant to Plano, Texas. Childhood in Mexico; first experience in Plano, Texas at age seventeen; second experience in Plano, Texas as a live-in nanny; move to Abilene, Texas; return to Mexico with husband; return to Plano as an illegal immigrant; difficulties with illegal status; assimilation into Texas culture; children’s experiences as Mexican-American; thoughts on immigration process.

OH 1737

For the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. Mongolian-born immigrant to Plano, Texas, surgical technician. Granddaughter of Dorj Cembel, first state governor for the Bulgan State and Selenge State in Mongolia. Born and raised in Ulan Bator, Mongolia; education in Mongolia, China and United States; life in Communist Mongolia; aftermath of Perestroika; emigration from Mongolia; citizenship; marriage and family in the United States.

OH 1705

For the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. Thai-borne immigrant to Denton, Texas, and restaurateur. Childhood and education in rural Suphan Buri and urban Ranong and Bangkok, Thailand; decision to immigrate to U.S.; enrollment at North Texas Junior College in Gainesville, Texas; first impressions of U.S. and Texas; transfer to UNT to study biology; decision to open the restaurant/grocery store that evolved into Mr. Chopsticks; efforts to keep in touch with family in Thailand.

OH 1714

For the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. Director of Marketing and Sales Administration, Peterbilt Motors Company, and Italian immigrant. Purpose of migration to the United States; family background in Rome, Italy; education; employment in the U.S.; comparison of opportunities in Italy and the U.S.; comparison of bureaucracy in Italy and the U.S.; immigration experience; comparison of Italian and U.S.

OH 1726

For the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. Mexican-born immigrant to Denton, Texas, and UNT professor. Childhood in Mexico City; parents’ desire to relocate family to U.S.; decision to attend Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa; culture shock and homesickness; marriage to Curt Beckman; decision to earn Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from University of Iowa; hired at UNT; efforts to remain in touch with family members in Mexico.

OH 1692

For the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. Mexican national and immigrant to suburban Princeton, Texas. Childhood and education in Mexico City; family’s decision to immigrate to Provo, Utah, in 1995; first impressions of the U.S.; marriage; decision to relocate to Texas; opinions regarding anti-immigrant feelings prevalent in American culture; opinions regarding U.S. immigration bureaucracy; feelings about his two children’s U.S. citizenship.