Financial Biographies of Migrants in the United States

By: Anargiros Z. Frangos, Jr. under the supervision of Kim Wilson et al. 

This collection of profiles from the United States explores stories that highlight migrant journeys and their efforts to adapt to new surroundings. The profiles, dubbed Financial Biographies, included in this publication depict the grit and resourcefulness required by migrants to survive and in some cases thrive as they move and settle.

In the United States, a Fletcher graduate partnered with a Mexican key-informant to interview fifteen migrants from Puebla, Mexico living in New Rochelle, New York. None of the informants had legal status in the U.S. At the time of the initial interviews they had been in the U.S. for as long as 14 years and for as little as one month. 

The biographies in this publication are intended to preserve the entire financial story of selected respondents and are meant to supplement our other publications, taking the reader into the depths of individual migrant experiences.


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