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Faces of Immigration Day 18 of 40

Faces of Immigration Day 18 of 40

Angel Velsain, 33, and his son Kelvin, 14, are from Union Cantinil in the Huehuetenango Department of Guatemala. Angel worked in construction in Guatemala, where he earned a pittance that did not allow him to provide for his family. “It...
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Faces of Immigration Day 17 of 40

Faces of Immigration Day 17 of 40

Ana Candelaria, 30, and her daughter Alba Lucy, 9, are from a town called Chimay in the El Peten Department of Guatemala.   “We came here because of the crime and poverty,” she said, “There is no work there because...
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Faces of Immigration Day 16 of 40

Faces of Immigration Day 16 of 40

Roberto Bacoc, 29, and his daughter Suleida Anayi Ba-Yaxcal, 7, are from San Pedro Carcha, Alta Vera Paz department of Guatemala. Roberto hopes of being able to work and provide for his family. In his hometown and with his family,...
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Faces of Immigration Day 15 of 40

Faces of Immigration Day 15 of 40

Elios Rosaldo Quina-Lopez, 35, and his son Erdwin Oswaldo Quina Lopez, 16, from the Aldea Hacienda Vieja in the San Jose Poaquil Muincipality of the Chimaltenango Department in Guatemala. “Where I am from, you could say that it’s a small...
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Originally from Mesilla, New Mexico, Paul Ratje studied at New Mexico State University and earned a bachelor’s in photojournalism and foreign languages. His passion for photography and love for languages has allowed him to work as a free-lance photojournalist throughout the world, and he has been published in media outlets including The South China Morning Post, Al Jazeera, The Washington Post, Agence France-Presse, and many others.

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