• Sara Rimer

    Senior Contributing Editor

    Sara Rimer

    Sara Rimer A journalist for more than three decades, Sara Rimer worked at the Miami Herald, Washington Post and, for 26 years, the New York Times, where she was the New England bureau chief, and a national reporter covering education, aging, immigration, and other social justice issues. Her stories on the death penalty’s inequities were nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and cited in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision outlawing the execution of people with intellectual disabilities. Her journalism honors include Columbia University’s Meyer Berger award for in-depth human interest reporting. She holds a BA degree in American Studies from the University of Michigan. Profile

    She can be reached at srimer@bu.edu.

  • Cydney Scott


    cydney scott

    Cydney Scott has been a professional photographer since graduating from the Ohio University VisCom program in 1998. She spent 10 years shooting for newspapers, first in upstate New York, then Palm Beach County, Fla., before moving back to her home city of Boston and joining BU Photography. Profile

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    Lorenzo Conti is a freelance illustrator based in Rome. Profile

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There are 5 comments on One Immigrant’s Story Retold Through Pictures, Words, and Sounds

  1. Thank you for sharing this important story. As a staff member and an alum this make me even more proud of BU and provides some hope in a difficult time. This brings light to a critical issue no longer getting the necessary national coverage due to the epidemic. I applaud the now alumni from LAW, the CAS alumna, the current student from SSW/STH, the LAW faculty member and all those involved in LAW’s Immigrant’s Rights & Human Trafficking Program. How wonderful to see that they are still providing Maria with pro bono legal advice with regards to a green card application. Blessings to you all.

  2. My name is juanita cardwell graves, grandmother of Briana Cardwell. I am so proud of my granddaughter and all that she stands for, I have encouraged her to do her best and to never give up or feel that she could not do the task that was set before her. I always had every confidence in her. Many times she has come to me for advice and we discussed it, weighed her options, prayed about it and went from there. This was quite a challenge for her along with everyone else who was involved with this case. I am very proud of her along with the other students. Congratulations to all who were able to help this young woman and her children. Congratulations to you Briana

  3. Congratulations to all! What a great story, the final decision by the judge, could make a movie..I can feel the tension!.
    As a professor emeritus, I know what it is to prepare students for talks and questions thereafter: I put them all through the wringer, some cried during the practice sessions and question exercises BUT
    it always paid off at the end and the all were so proud about their performance afterwards!!

  4. I am a Brighton resident and have been attending numerous mostly Arts-related lectures at BU starting in the mid ’80s.

    Thank you for such a riveting story. I was impressed by the dedication of the students and the professor who gave them the needed inspiration and support. I could feel their confidence grow as the story unfolded.

    I am thrilled that they have graduated and landed jobs as public-interest immigration lawyers. They certainly have done BU and their families proud. I’m sure that they will shine a light in this dark wilderness that so many immigrants face.

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