New Faces of Westchester

We endeavored to meet and hear the life stories of Westchesterites who immigrated to New York in search of a better life. Here is what they told us:



Like generations that preceded them, many of today’s County residents were not born and raised in the United States. Many immigrated to Westchester, or to various places in the US en route to Westchester, from other countries in search of a better life—more freedom, more opportunities, less persecution
and oppression. 

We wanted to hear—and share—the stories of some of these residents. Though their stories are each very different, they all have one thing in common: perseverance. Many of these people faced daunting challenges, and none of them stopped pursuing their dreams. As our representative from Albania so eloquently put it, “While American-born professionals can simply walk to their destination, we have to run in order to hopefully get there at the same time. But once you start running, there is no stopping.”



Jagdish Mitter
India



Flordeamerica Contreras
Domincan Republic



Alain Rwabukamba
Rwanda



Claudia Castañeda
Columbia



Altin Batska
Albania



Alberto Alvarez
Mexico



Nathalia Bernardo
Brazil



Fabiana Chiu
Peru



Elise Caraveo
France



Phillip Kermanshahchi
Iran



Nataliya Kisseleva
Ukraine



Takeshi Asai
Japan

 



Rosemarie Stewart
Jamaica

 

 

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