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Palo Alto Weekly

News - June 7, 2013

Media Center explores immigrants' tales

To build understanding, new website features immigrant experiences

by Sue Dremann

Ingeborg Baehr Hirschhorn's immigration story did not start out like the stories of the generation before her, immigrants who came to America from grinding poverty.

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Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@paweekly.com.

Comments

Posted by familystories, a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 7, 2013 at 2:47 pm

What a great project; at some point in our families, virtually ALL of us are immigrants to this country.


Posted by Jean Wilcox, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 8, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Not all immigrants come to the U.S. because they've come from grinding poverty.

I came to the U.S. because I had the opportunity. It was fun and an adventure for a London secretary to work in New York then San Francisco.


Posted by Immigrant Studio, a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Oct 23, 2013 at 4:01 am

Inspiring, awesome.
The problem bedeviling the forces battling it out over immigration reform is that each promotes an overly simplistic image of undocumented immigrants. If you listen to the immigrant advocacy organizations, the undocumented are hardworking men and women who do no wrong in their pursuit of a better life.

The idea of getting to know immigrants in a bid to connect human faces and real stories such as these, with the immigration situation in the USA is what led me to embark on this documentary project. Check www.immigrantstudio.tv for more info and please support us.