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This -- -- used to belong to a college student but for the last three months it's been home 109 undocumented immigrants and victims of hurricane sandy.
Usually it's the adults.
Let's take over the TV -- the -- we actually go in the room playing with less cops -- I other phone.
Vanessa is an American citizen but her mother and her aunts are not.
The three sisters are in charge of the -- basement the rent is 700 dollars.
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Younger ones also managed with a tight spaces and you got -- go before.
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I train ride a wave of family used to enjoy the comforts of privacy and space in rental homes in new -- each Staten Island.
This is all that is left of their home on 101 cedar grove avenue.
They hit them again and get it within minutes and he met.
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This album is all that is left of the family memories swept away by sandy still wet -- -- from the storm.
This is a scene for countless numbers of -- documented immigrants in the growing Hispanic community in Staten Island.
Who are faced with no insurance.
Low -- jobs.
And sometimes a complex in intimidating FEMA disaster relief process loans element -- ahead of its -- meet and date has seen up to twenty people living in one home.
When you have families.
Their friends or their families who already are living in overcrowded conditions.
-- -- on how other one or two families just to stay within for a few days and sometimes weeks out that -- tensions.
It's especially hard for mixed status families where some are citizens and others are not.
As an American citizen Vanessa applied and received FEMA emergency cash -- was hard but as an undocumented immigrant her cousin dorsett was unable to help her family.
I was I can help mom who has.
I can't give him missing that small little mom -- that small little piece of -- thing I think.
Theme didn't know how to work him document the -- -- didn't know how to reach them.
Regardless the sisters are looking to move out in March and are ready to move forward together.
In Staten Island Brian -- announced Fox News Latina.