Audio Recording "The dream is to come to the U.S. but they go to other places: Argentina, Venezuela, Spain, England, and now Japan."

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Title
"The dream is to come to the U.S. but they go to other places: Argentina, Venezuela, Spain, England, and now Japan."
Contributor Names
Castro, Americo (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-09-13
Subject Headings
-  Emigration and Immigration
-  Insurance agents
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Historic district
-  Peruvian Americans
-  Castro Travel Agency (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Old Great Falls Historic district
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Americo Castro, owner of Castro Travel Agency on Market Street.
-  Summary of audio segment: Do Peruvians who come here have an interest in becoming US citizens? Most of them try to become citizens, to be more secure, to be able to call their families from Peru. So a lot of families come here -- first the husband, then the wife, then the children. This is the main reason to come here. They usually come to the US, stay for 5 years, then return to Peru. This is the average. They go back to see their families, having gotten their green cards in the US, then return to the US with their families. It takes 5 years. When AC came here stayed 1 or 2 years working hard, to get money. Then after that time they looked into the possibility of getting papers to become legal residents here. It took another 2 years for that. It takes 5 years to be legal here, after that they go to Peru, get theirfamilies, and return. But it is the economic conditions that force them to leave Peru, not the political conditions there. Because politically it's not bad over there. If you're against the government, they don't look for you [persecute you]. It's the economic conditions. The dream is to come to the US, but they go to other places -- Argentina, Venezuela, Spain, England, and now Japan. In Japan the language is very difficult, but they go there and they learn. And we do a lot of things that we don't do in Peru. Don't know how, but we do it.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A024
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca02406
Online Format
audio

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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Castro, Americo, and Thomas D Carroll. "The dream is to come to the U.S. but they go to other places:Argentina, Venezuela, Spain, England, and now Japan.". -09-13, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip004001/.

APA citation style:

Castro, A. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "The dream is to come to the U.S. but they go to other places:Argentina, Venezuela, Spain, England, and now Japan.". -09-13. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip004001/.

MLA citation style:

Castro, Americo, and Thomas D Carroll. "The dream is to come to the U.S. but they go to other places:Argentina, Venezuela, Spain, England, and now Japan.". -09-13, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip004001/>.