Capstones

Graduation Date

Fall 12-16-2016

First Advisor

Prue Clarke

Second Advisor

Prue Clarke

Third Advisor

Prue Clarke

Subject Concentration

International

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Abstract

A catering hall in Queens serves as a hub of work for immigrant families and holds a collection of Latin American migration stories and insights into illegal immigration in the United States.

The stories of the catering hall workers—younger and older, longtime residents and new arrivals—reflect the different struggles of immigration across the different generations of immigrants who work there. Their stories also show the common bonds for the different generations and the longstanding dreams of America.

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