Capstones

Graduation Date

Fall 12-15-2017

First Advisor

Bijoyeta Das

Subject Concentration

International

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Abstract

Jamileeth, 25, is a trans woman from Guatemala. She's been in New York City for about 3 months. Before coming to NYC, she spent 26 days in a detention center in Cibola, New Mexico. Today she is navigating her way in the Big Apple to seek asylum.

Link to capstone: https://medium.com/@manolo.morales/a-guatemalan-tans-woman-navigates-new-york-city-in-hopes-of-a-better-life-bdfc5796f9d4

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Giphy of Jamileeth

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Jamileeth, 25, is an asylum seeker from Gautemala.

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Jamileeth, 25, is an asylum seeker from Gautemala.

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Jamileeth carries bags filled with food cans and boxes that she receives from local pantries in her neighborhood.

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Jamileeth spent 26 days in a detention center in Cibola, New Mexico

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Jamileeth visits the dentist at Brightpoint Health in the Bronx, NY.

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She has one bedroom to herself.

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St. Nicholas Hotel, a housing shelter, is where Jamileeth is staying for the next six months. After the six months, she may be able to re-new her contract.

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Jamileet’s makeup station is set on a window edge.

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