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General History Immigrants

America’s forgotten past: Korematsu v. United States

Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu (January 30, 1919 – March 30, 2005) was an American civil rights activist who objected to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
The executive order that forced Japanese-Americans from their homes also put immigrants from Italy under the watchful eye of the government. (Library of Congress photo)




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Baton Rouge General Immigrants Italian

Survival lesson from an Italian immigrant

Antonio Randazzo cuts Italian ham and provolone for a take-out sandwich. Photo by the Advocate staff Travis Spradling
Randazzo’s Italian Market mouth watering specialties
Randazzo’s Italian Market, a small family-owned Denham Springs restaurant and deli that sells imported meats and cheeses, was devastated in the 2016 flood.

When Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered all restaurants to close their dining rooms and only offer take-out or delivery meals in mid-March, the Randazzo’s relied on their experience from four years earlier.

Click here to read The Advocate article




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General Immigrants New Orleans Siclily

The Sicilian Migration – From the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies to the Crescent City

Display board at National Park Service in New Orleans

During March 2020 the Jean Lafitte facility of National Park Service of New Orleans is presenting information on the Sicilian Migration into New Orleans. As part of the month’s activities, on March 7th, Charles Marsala presented 60 slides in one hour on the history from 1682 to present.

Briana Cervantes of the National Park Service & Charles Marsala, President of the American-Italian Federation of the Southeast

Click on the image above to learn more.


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General Immigrants New Orleans

The Rise of New Orleans Spaghetti District

The intersection of Decatur St. and the corner St. Philip, was considered the epicenter of the Sicilian Quarter at the turn of the century. Courtesy of the Louisiana State Museum

Click here to read the article Justin A. Nystrom wrote.



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General ICE Immigrants Louisiana

Louisiana Jails Profit from ICE

Louisiana ICE jails as October 2019
Louisiana ICE jails as October 2019 (Nola staff map)
In north Louisiana, sheriff and private prison operator trade prisoners for ICE detainees

As number of immigrants behind bars soars under Trump, Louisiana becomes detention hub

Follow the links to read the series of nola.com articles