Monday, May 11, 2009

Interviewing the Uniterviewed

I will interview my friend who is illegal in the US. He lives here for 7 years already and is currently 21. He is a high school drop out and he mainly works as a construction worker.

Research Question: How is life difficult for illegal immigrants in the US.

Interview Questions:
1) What were the circumstaces of your coming to the U.S.?
-How did you handle the change?
2) What was school like? Do you regret your decision to drop out?
3) How did you find yourself as a construction worker?
4) How were your employers treating you?
5) What is your current situation?
6) How does your illegal status limit your everyday life?

Follow-up would be asked if needed!!!


  1. This is a great start - I think that, given your research question, you want to think about questions that go beyond the job towards what this worker's life as an immigrant is like in the U.S.

  2. Also, I love the title of this post! It could represent the whole aim of Terkel's career.