WE ARE: A Nation of Immigrants - New Haven 2018
New Haven Green A12
Current occupation: Barista and café manager
Arrival in the US: 2017
Reason for migration: My husband and I had to leave the country because we opposed the current government and we were having trouble with people that support that government. I had become pregnant and was afraid they might make me lose my baby.
Commentary: When I lived in Venezuela, I was a medical laboratory scientist. I had a job in a hospital but I lost it because I didn’t support the government and participated in protests. I came to the United States for the medicine I needed to safely complete my pregnancy. I love my baby so much. Every time we have a problem or something is not going the way we want, my husband and I say, “Okay, we’re doing this for him, so let’s keep going.” I don’t think he deserves to live in a place where people have no rights, where you don’t even have a place to stay safely because someone could kill you for your cell phone or your shoes.