Pre-Interview Framework

What country are you originally from?

Why did you leave this country?

When did you leave? How old were you at the time?

What is your family background? What were your parents’ names? Where did they come from? What did they do?

What did you do in your country before you moved here?

What were the conditions of Argentina at the time of your departure?

What are some of your memories of living in Argentina?

How did you get here? Did you stay somewhere else before arriving here?

Why did you choose the United States? Why not some other country?

Did you want to leave your home country?

Where did you first settle when you came to this country? Did you know English when you came here? What other languages did you speak?

What did you do when you arrived in the United States?

What was your first impression of the United States? Has this initial impression changed over time?

What are some of your favorite parts about the United States?

What are the same differences/similarities you’ve noticed in the cultures here and in your home country?

What type of connection do you maintain with your family/friends in Argentina?

To what extent are you aware of political on going in Argentina?

How often do you return?

Do you think your experiences have shaped your children’s lives?


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