The Secret of Chiqui Versace

In this special episode of Mosaic, our podcast on immigration, we introduce Chiqui Versace: a Rhode Island resident who came to the U.S. at 16, looking for work and hoping to support his family back in Colombia. He also came here to be his true self – to not have to hide anything about who he is. From the outside, Versace lived what appeared to be a normal life. For decades he was gainfully employed, paid taxes every year, and volunteered his time for charitable causes. But to stay here, to live the life he had always wanted to live, he had to carry a very big secret.

Immigration: Nothing is as it Seems

Mosaic Community Essays –––– Ethnicity Location –––– Ethnicity Location –––– Ethnicity Location Immigration: Nothing is as it Seems Mosaic is The Public’s Radio’s podcast on immigration, which features a series of community essays. This one is by Susan Mills, a retired immigration attorney and author of On the Wings of a Hummingbird, a story about […]