Sunday, March 22, 2009

Immigrant of the Day: Jorge Muñoz (Colombia)

Our Immigrant of the Day, Jorge Muñoz, is a school bus driver who, in his spare time, feeds the down-and-out arroz con pollo (see this CNN report) in Jackson Heights, Queens.  His nonprofit, An Angel in Queens, feeds the needy of all-backrgrounds who have come from around the world.

Muñoz was born in Colombia.  His father died when he was young. To suport Muñoz and his sister, his mother came to New York and worked as a nanny. Muñoz came to the United States in the 1980s, obtained legal residency in 1987, and later became a U.S. citizen.  According to CCN, "as an immigrant, he identifies with many of the men he feeds."

Hat tip to Dan Kowalski!


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