"The idea for the book was conceived by two immigration lawyers, Laura Danielson and Stephen Yale-Loehr, as a way to share the incredible stories of faith, hope and struggle that they witnessed in their clients. It was also to serve as a counterpoint to an increasingly acrimonious debate about immigration in the United States." - Stephanie Siek, CNN
"Immigrants are a critical source of America's spirit and strength. The haters and nativists have always been wrong and this bookperson by person, story by storyshows how wrong they are today. Green Card Stories is an important resource for anyone who wants to know the truth about the enormous contributions immigrants make to this country, every day."
Steven V. Roberts, author of From Every End of This Earth: 13 Families and the New Lives They Made in America
"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, son of Mexican immigrants
About the Author
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 working on book projects while 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.