La Cumbre, Santiago, Dominican Republic
La Cumbre, Santiago, Dominican Republic

I am a 16 year old immigrant. I migrated to this country 4 years ago, along with my mom. However, the immigration in my family goes all the way back to 1880s, when my great grandfather traveled from Spain on a ship to my country, the Dominican Republic. In his arrival, he met my great grandmother, who was a native of the island. Ever since, a family of over 50 people started to grow throughout the years, being the next one to migrate my grandma. She migrated to Panama where she spend over a year before coming back home. After that, her brothers and sisters traveled to different parts of the United States, including New York, Puerto Rico, and Florida. In 2016, my mom decided she wanted to como to America, and after a long legal process, on August 24th, 2019, me and my mom set foot on America for the first time. 
The picture I chose to represent migration in my family is one of our land in the outsides of Santiago, our beloved city. No matter where we go or how long we are gone, we will always come back to the land that saw us born. 

Place(s): La Cumbre
Year: 2019

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Relationship:  Im/migrant who arrived as a child Im/migrant who arrived as a child