This is the story of the immigration experience of two
sister communities: one in the Ecuadorian Mountains, and the other in Suffolk County, on Long Island in New York. A 2008 hate-crime killing brought to light a pattern of abuse, persecution, and violence that shocked the residents of Patchogue, a quiet coastal suburban "Anytown, USA" -- but maybe didn't shock the residents of the community in the shadows, or their family members 3000 miles away. Producer Charles Lane reported on and covered the local story, and now brings us the international story. He found that the meaning of "American Dream" might be changing, and he discovered a Latino Dream.
Been Jumping was produced by Charles Lane. The show was mixed by Jared Weissbrot
Young Ecuadorian American Professionals
An organization with a core mission of establishing a platform for Ecuadorian American professionals with common interests, to benefit from an equal exchange of knowledge, support and/or experience, that will ultimately contribute to a more united Ecuadorian presence in America.
Coming to America
An opinion piece on Patchogue's immigrant population.
Ecuador: Diversity in Migration
Emigration out of Ecuador did not just start in recent years. It has been a part of the country's history since the 1960s.
Golden Bones: An Extraordinary Journey from Hell in Cambodia to a New Life in America
by: Sichan Siv 2008
We Are All Suspects Now: Untold Stories from Immigrant America After 9/11
by: Tram Nguyen 2005
A look at a post-9/11 America and how many use fear to justify the bad treatments towards immigrants.