Hilda Chiquito, a petite woman with a dazzling smile, works as an accountant for MRY. Having immigrated to the United States at nineteen with her mom and her two brothers from Manabí, Ecuador, her life changed drastically after settling into New York City. The decision for her to come to the United States was not one she made her own, “the decision was made for me”.
Prior to arriving to the United States, Miguel Lebron lived a comfortable life working as a supervisor in an accounting firm. However, when his children started growing up, he decided to move himself and his family to New York, where they would be exposed to better opportunities and lead a better life.
Rose Yao is a first generation immigrant from Shanghai, China. She moved to the United States when she was three years old. She is now eighteen years old and attends Macaulay Honors College. Continue reading Rose Yao’s Interview as Told to Genevieve Hynes
Dora was enjoying her life at home as a housewife until she divorced her husband. After losing custody to her only child, she decided to move to the United States to get a job. In her native country employment was only possible for those younger than 35 years old. The States brought her loneliness bringing forth a revival of her faith in God.
This interview is of Nube Cabrera (NC), aged 38. She came here when she was 17, without any expectations and thinking that she will probably be going back. The interview focuses mainly on her life after coming here and what events took place thereafter. Ivette Cabrera (IC), my friend helped in translation and contributed to the interview.