“I loved her more and I said, even if we are nothing in life, she has to be my friend at least, because of the way she celebrated when I played Andean music,” Miguel says. “She clapped, shouted and everything. I said, I like that woman.”
As undocumented immigrants from Ecuador, Madeline and Jorge had long lived with the risk that they could one day be arrested. On the day Jorge was taken by ICE outside their home in Queens, Madeline, fearing she and her daughters could be next, fled to New Jersey.