The IIR Immigrant Stories Project Adds the Dominican Republic

The IIR Immigrant Stories Project Adds the Dominican Republic

The Institute for Immigration Research's Immigrant Stories webpage now includes a new fact sheet and analysis of immigrants from the Dominican Republic living in the United States, and focuses on Dominicans living in New York, Miami, and Boston. The Dominican Republic story also includes two interviews with Dr. Rei Berroa and Solsirys Antonetty

Dr. Rei Berroa was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and is a Professor and the Chair of the Modern and Classical Languages Department at George Mason University. Professor Berroa has published more than 50 books of poetry, literary criticism, anthologies, and translations. His poetry has been translated into English, Italian, Romanian, Portuguese, Turkish, and several other languages.

Solsirys Antonetty was born and raised in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. She left the Dominican Republic when she was 32 years old, initially without the intention of immigrating to the United States. However, when she arrived in the United States, she found a land of opportunity. In less than ten years, she has completed her education, has owned and operated businesses in two states, raised a family, and has become a naturalized U.S. citizen. 

Check out all 10 of our Immigrant Stories here.