The Culture of an Undocumented Immigrant
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Final Project
All immigrants referenced on this website are referred to under pseudonyms to protect their identity.
Meet Ibelia G. Ibelia is the oldest of seven children in a family from Cuenca, Ecuador. Twelve years ago she traveled to Mexico by bus. From there she went by foot for three days through a raging river and deserts across the border into Texas. From a safe house there, she traveled by van to New York. New York was a huge alien city but it was also her new home. Over the years she has built a life here that was worth the trip.