Immigration

Columbia Great Grad 2016 Armando Torres-Garcia
Armando Tonatiuh Torres-Garcia got to the Journalism School after residents in his hometown of St. Helena, Calif., raised money for his tuition. An undocumented immigrant who came to the U.S. as a baby, he hopes to be an on-air reporter. “There are so many things happening worldwide that I want to get my hands on,” he says.
Dan-El Peralta Undocumented Book Cover

Dan-el Padilla Peralta feels an unusual connection to the former prisoners he taught this summer as part of Columbia’s Justice-in-Education initiative.

Photo by Eileen Barroso.

In 1970, Elora Mukherjee’s father arrived in New York City from India on an engineering scholarship with $7 in his pocket.

Mae Ngai’s interest in the history of immigration and labor began when she was a high school student in the 1960s. “I was active in civil rights issues and the anti-war movement.

New Gallery Showcases “Superheroes: Latino Immigrants Who Make New York” Spider-man clings to the side of a building, cleaning windows; Wonder Woman does a load of laundry; and Superman delivers take-out.