The Immigrant’s Struggle and Vindication

Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis hugs her father, George, after voting, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Photo: TNH/Costas Bej

A photograph taken by our own Costas Bej, in which Nicole Malliotakis, candidate for Mayor of New York, hugs her father while her mother stands by in tears, touched us deeply.

It is a photo that shows the daughter of a Greek father and a Cuban mother, both immigrants, who has climbed quite high in New York politics, for which her parents naturally are quite proud, and, in turn, she showers them with love and gratitude.

More broadly, the photograph is the …

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