Ellis Island - Search the Passenger Records [for... →
Interesting website I came upon. Have a relative or ancestor that came through Ellis Island? Search their name you might just find them amoungst 25 million records in this ditgital database. They even have “Name of Passenger, Residence, Arrived, Age on Arrival, Passenger Record, Ship Manifest, Ship Image” available. Pretty sweet.
Md. second-grader gives first lady pop quiz on... →
DREAM act [one]
I gave a speech at “Dreams Takin Flight” in solidarity with the March in Washington DC, this past March 21st, 2010.I wanted to write something, so I turned to my poetry/songs.I wrote this not to write an amazing piece, but to describewhat I am observing, and feeling. Hope you enjoy. - Queren Orozco ONE ACT Little kids play with crayons. Adults rush to work while I study French. The day goes ”...
I am here to speak. Say the words. Her nearness has delivered me to this moment,...– Chang-rae Lee, The Faintest Echo of our Language
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Angel Island Immigration Station Poetry 1910 -...
These telling poems were written by overseas Chinese on the walls of the Angel Island Immigration station, located in the San Francisco bay. Between 1910 and 1940, as many as 175,000 Chinese immigrants were detained and processed at Angel Island. Because of the Chinese Exclusion Act, Angel Island served more as a detention and deportation center than an immigration processing center. Thousands...
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DAD: [on phone]... Yes, my son is going to be farting.
ME: HAHAHAHHAHA! Papa you mean *fourteen*.
--Dad, who arrived in US via UK via Pakistan 30 years ago but still makes hilariously cute mix ups like this