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These College-Bound Triplets Learn How Hard Their Immigrant Grandfather Worked Washing Cars

In support of Immigrant Heritage Month, Fusion is launching American Dreamers, a video series to highlight the immigrant journey of first, second and third generation Americans.

In this episode we get to know Christine, Melissa and Kevin Ellenberg, triplets whose grandfather, Enrique, came to the United States to escape communist Cuba in the late 1960s. Enrique got his start in America washing cars and changing oil for $1.75 an hour in Queens.

His three grandchildren are heading off to Vanderbilt University in the fall, but in order to get a sense of what their grandfather went through when he first moved to the country, they agreed to spend a day washing cars…for free.

These College-Bound Triplets Learn How Hard Their Immigrant Grandfather Worked Washing Cars

In support of Immigrant Heritage Month, Fusion is launching American Dreamers, a video series to highlight the immigrant journey of first, second and third generation Americans.

In this episode we get to know Christine, Melissa and Kevin Ellenberg, triplets whose grandfather, Enrique, came to the United States to escape communist Cuba in the late 1960s. Enrique got his start in America washing cars and changing oil for $1.75 an hour in Queens.

His three grandchildren are heading off to Vanderbilt University in the fall, but in order to get a sense of what their grandfather went through when he first moved to the country, they agreed to spend a day washing cars…for free.

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