The Belgian cabinet maker

The document sitting on her computer desktop is a constant reminder to Christiane Rey that she has yet to fill out the form that would lead towards her U.S. citizenship. It reminds her of the things she had to give up when she moved from Verviers, Belgium, and it...

I never knew his story

I rarely took note of the immigrants who lived in Nashville while I was growing up. Though there were large communities of immigrants from different African nations, my world consisted primarily of Southerners whose American heritage often stretched back several...

The doll that brings back Bogotá

Jacqueline sits on the bed, staring up blankly with heavy blue eye shadow surrounding her painted eyes. Twenty-two year old Laura Mesa picks her up, pushing down some of her wiry red hair, and explains that Jacqueline is more than just her childhood doll from Bogotá,...