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Margarita (Miriam) Abuawadeh is part of the first generation of Puerto Rican Americans born and raised in South Jersey. The youngest of 14 siblings, Margarita was baptized in the Catholic faith and educated in the order of the Jehovah's Witnesses. She converted to Islam during her university years. Photo: Juliet Happy
Juliet Happy

Mother and immigrant rights advocate, Margarita Abuawadeh, is proud to be able to combine her Puerto Rican heritage with the Muslim faith in her daily life.