Immigrant Songs  


Seeking your personal accounts of the naturalized citizen’s experience for possible inclusion in a collection.   Please email questions or request an interview at:

The following are questions you may be asked:

  • What did you think you knew about the US?
  • What was your birth country and what was happening there?
  • Why did you decide to come to America?
  • Were you a child or an adult?
  • Where have you settled?
  • How did you accomplish your goal?
  • Is the US different than you had imagined?  How?  Better or worse?
  • What have been the worst moments?  The best moments?
  • Are you happy you came, or do you regret it?
  • What would you like to say to your birth country?
  • What would you like to say to Americans?


All interviews will become the property of Southern Writes/Julie A. Custer.  You will be required to sign a Consent prior to interview; consent does not constitute a guarantee of inclusion.  I reserve the right to edit or rewrite your story for grammar and readability; all stories will remain factually accurate.