WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2018

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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from the iconic line in the Broadway hit Hamilton, "Immigrants, we get the job done!" to roiling politics in our nation's capital, the issue of immigration is a hot topic. While the United States faces many other challenges at home and abroad, the immigration debate is here to stay. Rational, balanced portraits of émigrés to the United States aren't often found in mainstream media. Rather, popular outlets tend to portray three stereotypes — destitute refugees fleeing persecution; poor migrant workers who arrive under tenuous circumstances; and outright illegal aliens who enter unlawfully via the Texas, Arizona, or California borders. But much closer to home, there are families in Wellesley, Weston, and our greater community who are proud of their immigration stories, and their tales are not nearly as fraught. They're our friends, our neigh- bors, and our colleagues. And they're here to stay. C H E R Y L B A L I A N S C A P A R R O T T A writer M A U R A WAY M A N photographer P A R T O N E W e l c o m e H o m e The first in a series of articles that explores the multifaceted and illuminating accounts of how international families have settled in our area. 80 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 8

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