Posts Tagged ‘Ecuador’

Victor Peñafiel: Uncertainty Comes Every Thursday

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Victor Peñafiel – Ecuador from Distant Relatives Project on Vimeo. By Jose Bayona and Jonathan Camhi Every Thursday afternoon Victor Peñafiel has an appointment at the Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) office in downtown Manhattan. Peñafiel, who is an undocumented immigrant, has an active deportation order from ICE, but he hasn’t been told to leave […]


Nube Shirley Pullola: Raising Three Children By Herself

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Nube Shirley Pullola – Ecuador from Distant Relatives Project on Vimeo. By Jose Bayona and Jonathan Camhi Nube Shirley Pullola dreams of going to college one day and getting a degree in education. As an undocumented immigrant, she wants to do it for herself and her four children of 8, 6, 4 and 2 years […]


Luis Toapanta: A Full-Time Remitter

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By Vincent Trivett Luis Toapanta wants to move back to Ecuador to be with his two children, his wife, and his parents. Unfortunately, if he were to leave New York, Luis will no longer afford to send his children to school. He says that no matter how much he works in Ecuador, he would not […]