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Uber represents the first, extensive research essay that we published. Uber parceled out his research components with sidebars featuring relevant documentaries.  This propelled new ways of presenting traditional research on multimedia platforms.  

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About Uber Bautista

My name is Uber Bautista and I am 18 years old. People always ask me where my name came from. To be honest I don't know. What I do know is that the definition of Uber is basically super. I am currently in my first semester at John Jay college of Criminal Justice majoring in Criminal Justice. I give 110% to anything I do and I apply that to my school work.  


I carry my camera almost everywhere I go. You never know when something exciting may happen and you will need to capture the moment. I like to take pictures of anything-- places, people, outfits, you name it. If I don't have my camera on me, I always have my phone as my backup. I'm at Time Square, the heart and soul of New York City, on a daily basis. I am actually from Queens, NY but my school is located Manhattan which gives me the opportunity to have some city adventures. Besides my photography, I like to express myself through the clothes I wear. I wear anything from street wear clothing to casual attire to a suite and tie. I do not tie myself down because I learn more from trying new things.  


I have the privilege of having parents who come from a third world country. I care a lot about my family. Where I’m from and where my parents come from is big part of who I am. I am not just a city boy; I am a city boy with Latino heritage and I am proud of that.  I will not take anything I have for granted.


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The purpose of this study is to describe the experiences of Latin@ immigrants arriving to this country in search of a better life. Although life in the United States may be better, in some ways, than their lives back home, Latin@ immigrants face a lot of struggle in this country. 


Many people often come to the United States from their native country in order to provide a better life for their family. Some do it legally; others do it illegally which is a more difficult journey. If they are lucky to arrive in this country, they soon face issues due to their legal status.


How do Hispanic/Latino immigrants describe their experiences living in this country?  This is the question that animates my study. I will be interviewing 25-40 year old men and woman who have been living in this country for at least five years now. They will mostly be immigrants from the country of Guatemala. I will conduct separate interviews and will keep all identities anonymous. The interview questions will include but are not limited to: 

    • How old were you when you immigrated to this country?
    • What were your reasons to immigrate to this country?
    • What was your experience like the first moments living here?
    • How would you compare living in the U.S when you first arrived to now?

I come from a family of immigrants that came from Guatemala almost 20 years ago. I have been affected by deportation and have seen the struggles my parents have faced in this country. I have family members who were able to obtain legal documentation and others who are here illegally. I have first-hand experience on this subject so I feel that I can be a trusted source with this research.  My goal is to describe the lives of these immigrants, what they have faced or are currently facing in this country. I will not only show their struggles but also how they perceive the benefits of living in this country.


Here are the components of this research (please click the links below):

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