Jorge Garcia, born in Santa Cruz de Quiche, Guatemala, is thinking about returning to his country in three years to work on the land and at the same time start a small project for potable water. This is possible thanks to his case being won by the lawyer Michael Faillace.“Precisely thanks to winning the case I have been able to make capital and bought my own little piece of land in Santa Cruz” says Mr. Garcia. Garcia has in mind, aside from the agriculture, a small project of potable river water that can provide irrigation water to all of its neighbors. The land that he bought is strategically located right next to the river giving access to this permanent source of water. “Since they don’t have water, I am going to install a system of water distribution that goes towards their fields. This way I can help them and they help me paying me a small monthly pay,” explains Mr. Garcia.
The Central American has lived in the United States for eleven years, four of which he worked as a delivery boy. Now he is the kitchen assistant in a food business in the Wall Street area, but as time passed, the American dream seemed unattainable with the high cost of living in New York, as well as the rent sky rocketing and the pay that never seemed.How was it going to be enough if he wasn’t even getting paid the minimum wage or overtime. It was in that moment that the lawyer Michael Faillace appeared. to be enough.
“Many are scared to lose their job but I tell them to look at me. Now I work in the kitchen of a restaurant and I discuss my working conditions with my employer because they too are noticing that if they pay what’s right they avoid problems,” finalizes Garcia, currently a resident of the Bronx