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Immigration, families, and solidarity

Three women in Managua, Nicaragua

Angela, Laleska, and Laleska’s coresident cousin Alexa pictured above.

Photo by Kristin E. Yarris.
Sep 8 2017

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In a working class barrio of Managua, Nicaragua’s capital city, lives Angela, a mother to four adult children—two who live with their spouses and families in Managua, and two who have immigrated to the United States. One of Angela’s migrant children, Karla, emigrated in an attempt to rejoin her father, who had left for the United States about a decade prior. Upon Karla’s departure, she left behind her then one-year-old daughter, Laleska, for whom Angela assumed care, thus becoming responsible for her granddaughter’s physical and emotional wellbeing for more than a decade.