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Melissa: ‘You’re Giving So Much Over to the Government’
Melissa, the child of immigrants from Guyana and Trinidad, grapples with the possibility that her family will be split up.
JoLeen: ‘I Look Forward to Going to Work’
JoLeen, originally from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, muses on the potential of a forced separation between her and her American-born sister.
Maria: ‘Creating Community is Important for My Survival’
Born in India, Maria came to the U.S. as an eight year old. She and her family hold workshops in her home to sell goods and f…
Isamar: ‘I’m Going to Lose My Job’
Working long shifts as a social worker to save money is how Isamar—who came to the United States from Mexico when she was fiv…
Juan Carlos: ‘What I Love the Most is Working With My Students’
Originally from Mexico, Juan Carlos works as a high school teacher at a school for immigrant students. He loves his job.