Introduction by Laura Danielson and Stephen Yale-Loehr
Stories by Saundra Amrhein
Photographs by Ariana Lindquist
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Green Card Stories is the recipient of six national awards, including:
1st Place: NPPA: Best of Photojournalism 2012 for Non-Traditional Photojournalism Publishing
Silver Medal: 2012 Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Award in the Multicultural category
2012 Nautilus Book Award Silver Medal Winner in the Conscious Media/Journalism/Investigative Reporting category
Bronze Medal: 2012 Independent Publisher IPPY Award in the Multicultural Non-Fiction Adult category
Honorable Mention: 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Award in the Culture category
Short list: 2011 Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards for Saundra Amrhein, author
Finalist: 2012 International Photography Awards in Deeper Perspective for Ariana Lindquist, photographer
At a time when the immigration debate in America threatens to boil over, Americans are losing the ability to talk about a phenomenon that has defined who we are as a nation—a nation of immigrants from all walks of life, from all corners of the earth, who have fueled America’s success with individual talents. Immigration tells our essential story: E pluribus unum—Out of many, one.
Recognized for its powerful storytelling by journalist Saundra Amrhein and intimate portraits by Ariana Lindquist, Green Card Stories dispels the myth that today’s immigrants are not as hardworking or eager to contribute to U.S. society as generations past, illustrates the energy and passion of these people, and conveys a collective determination to realize the American Dream.
Created and produced in collaboration with preeminent immigration lawyers Laura Danielson and Stephen Yale-Loehr, Green Card Stories puts a human face on immigration, moving the debate beyond the divisive political arena and into the landscape of everyday America.
“Green Card Stories is a book that should be in all of our homes. An education we must not miss.” — Joan Bryden, WPCR’s Turn of the Page
“To listen to the humble voices of the individuals whose life journeys are recounted in Green Card Stories is to be reminded that beneath all the statistics, studies and rhetoric about U.S. immigration, lie inspiring human stories.” — Louis Caldera, former U.S. Secretary of the Army
Green Card Stories has been featured on CNN’s In America Blog, The Huffington Post, NY 1 Noticias, Tampa Bay Times, Voice of America Persian, and WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show, among other media outlets.
ARIANA LINDQUIST is a documentary photographer based in Kunming, China and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her honors include first place awards from World Press Photo and NPPA: Best of Photojournalism, as well as a Fulbright to China. Her work is published by Time, The New York Times, and The Atlantic Monthly, among others.
SAUNDRA AMRHEIN has been a journalist for 17 years, including 10 years at the St. Petersburg Times in Florida, where she reported on government and general news with a special focus on immigration issues. She currently is completing a master’s degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
STEPHEN YALE-LOEHR is a preeminent authority on U.S. immigration and asylum law and teaches at Cornell University Law School. He is the co-author of Immigration Law and Procedure, a 21-volume treatise on U.S. immigration law, and is of counsel at Miller Mayer LLP in Ithaca, NY.
LAURA DANIELSON is a senior partner at the law firm of Fredrikson and Bryon in Minneapolis. She serves as a professor at the University of Minnesota Law School and is co-author of Immigration Law and Procedure in a Nutshell.
Hardcover / $40
11.5″ × 8″
140 pages / 50 full-color photographs
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