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Adriano Espaillat, The First Dominican American Member Of Congress Is a Brother of Phi Beta Sigma

Did you know that the first formerly undocumented immigrant to serve in Congress is a Sigma?

It is true! Adriano Espaillat is a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Adriano is from Santiago, Dominican Republic. He also has African ancestry and is of mixed Afro-Latino lineage. His family moved to the United States in 1964. After overstaying their tourist visa, they acquired a set of Lawful Permanent Resident Cards. He earned his degree in Political Science at Queens College in 1978.

Adriano has accomplished a lot during his political career. Before his time in Congress, he served in the New York State Senate. In addition, he served in the New York State Assembly. He is a Democrat and is the first Dominican-American member of Congress.

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