Ithacan Immigrant: Angie
This week’s Ithacan Immigrant features Angie, who was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. After emigrating to the US, Angie lived in Long Island and then eventually moved to upstate New York. She originally came to ISP for our family based immigration services and more recently for our citizenship services.
ISP: Why did you come to US?
I came here for vacation but I found someone here so I stayed.
ISP: Why did you decide to live in Ithaca?
We came to Ithaca to visit my family and we liked it so we decided to live here.
ISP: What was your first impression of Ithaca?
It was quiet, relaxing, and I was pregnant so I was thinking about it being safe.
ISP: What is your favorite American food?
Philly cheese steak – I like the ones at Casa Blanca cause they’re not too greasy.
ISP: Where is your favorite place to shop in Ithaca?
Walmart. It’s not too expensive and you can find everything you need. Every time I go to buy 3 things I come out with 20.
ISP: What is the biggest difference between Ithaca and your home town?
A lot of things are different but mainly 3 things – stability, safety, and good economics. Ithaca and this country gives me what my own country didn’t.