It’s another 30-minute commute for America after she drops Xochitl at school in the morning.”I like Staten Island,” America says. “It’s peaceful, but the public transport is slow. I wait 30-minutes for each bus to come.”
America works as a housekeeper. She can’t get more consistent work because of her immigration status.
America waiting with her son, Juan, for his doctor’s appointment.
America. New York. 2017.
America. New York. 2017
Juan, Etsio, America and Xochitl grab breakfast on their way to Staten Island.
America’s brother calls her to tell her that a cousin that she grew up with has passed away in Mexico.
America Mendez. Staten Island Ferry, New York. 2017.