Jose A. Sosa was on January 1,1979 in the beautiful city of Santiago, the Dominican Republic. Chelo, as his friends usually call him, came to the United States on October 4, 1993.
Since Chelo came to this country his life has changed for the better. Like all immigrants Chelo came for the "American dreams," leaving all his friends, and his mother, which was so painful for him.
Chelo has had to fight hard to achieve his goals and have the famous "American dreams." Chelo decided to continue his studies because his biggest cherished dream is to be a professional. His educational history began when he decided to take the GED Class to get into college. After that, he took ESL classes at La Guardia Community College where he began his major, computer technology.
Now Chelo is living with his sister, Monica in Washington Heights, Manhattan, and his working at Yankee Stadium as a security officer. Chelo says that his favorite food is Moro de Guandules. and chicken and that he likes all kinds of music.
He also says that if he had more money, the first thing that he would buy is a house for his sister.
On the other hand, even though he has the opportunities in this country, someday he wants to return back to his country, where his mother and friends are waiting for him. He is working hard to achieve this. Besides this, he can't go there now because he has to finish his studies and get a degree.
Despite the above, Chelo says that this country is offering him more opportunities than his native country and he wants to get as much as he can of value out of this country because he knows how hard life is and to survive and live well he has to be professional.
One of his dreams is to be a professional because this is the only way he can help his mother and his family
by GiGi Sanguillen