Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Staten Island immigrants share experiences, advocate for reform

Immigrants who have been here a long time are certainly the best ones to talk about immigration and their struggles and successes.    - - Donna Poisl

By Judy L. Randall

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A group of immigration reform advocates gathered in New Dorp Monday to speak about their common experiences and "share the faces" of those who immigrated to the U.S. and now call Staten Island home.

"As immigrants, we have so much to contribute to this country," and the same aspirations of those born in America to "own a home, have a business, travel, send our children to school," said Dee Cooper Jones, a member of Clifton's Liberian community.

"The United States is a land of opportunity and I came here to find a better life for myself," said Jose Rosales, who came to Port Richmond 25 years ago.
Click on the HEADLINE above to read the rest of this story! This is only a small part of it.

No comments: