1. A Helping Hand


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    "MIT was $30 a credit, Harvard was $26 a credit, Columbia $20. When I got here I had $17 and a Leica camera."

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    • Alvaro Bedoya


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      "The immigrant population in the United States, deeply poor, extremely vulnerable...one of the neediest populations that exists in this country. People who deeply need help."

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      • Ana Benitez-Graham


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        "I came to the United States when I was thirteen years old. We came illegally. At the time I did not even know that I could go to college."

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        • An Immigrant's Journey


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          "To survive the Holocaust. Taken prisoner of war by the Russians from where I escaped. I felt that by the time I got here all the difficult things were behind me."

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          • Diverse Backgrounds and Disciplines


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            "Some come from relatively privileged backgrounds. Others come from truly deprived situations." (Music composed by Paola Prestini, Soros Fellow class of 1999 and music performed by Elizabeth…

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            • Elizabeth Joy Roe


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              "I feel so privileged to live in a country that gives its citizens artistic freedom, the freedom to express our ideas and beliefs." (All music in this piece performed by Elizabeth Joy Roe)

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              • Immigration and America


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                "These young people have never been advantaged because they were immigrants and so, suddenly, they have a fellowship which says the only reason you are eligible is because you are an immigrant." (Music…

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                • Jeff Sheng


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                  "There are very few funds available in the United States to work on art and here was an opportunity for me to basically get money that would provide the first boost to my art career."

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                  • Mariano Castillo


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                    "What I enjoy about my job is that I can take my experiences in my education, in my immigrant experience, in my travels, and inform the stories that I write."

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                    • Nusrat Choudhury


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                      "My work promoting civil rights and civil liberties to defending the constitution of the United States is fundamentally integral to who I am."

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