The Next Generation

My Family Tree
My Family Tree

The people in my life have played big roles in my life and have impacted me to continue the traditions and wisdom they have passed on to me. Both my parents were born here in the United States, but my grandma and my grandpa decided they wanted a better opportunity and came to the the United States at the age of 15 and 17. My grandma and Grandpa first lived in the city of Alhambra. At 15, my grandma came from Jalisco, Mexico and began her journey working for a wealthy family as a maid, cleaning and doing housemaid duties. She would take the train everyday to make a living. My grandpa came at the age of 17 from Michoacan, came to the United States ready to work. Began as a butcher and then retired as a truck driver, however still works for the trucking company. They came together to find a better opportunity for both of them and their future children. Married for 33 years, they had 4 children. They received their citizenship when President Ronald Reagan passed The Immigration Reform and Control Act in 1986. They both taught us lessons to be proud of where you come from and pass on tradition to teach others about your culture.

Place(s): Mexico, El Salvador, United States

– Carla F.

Relationship:  Im/migrant who arrived as a child Im/migrant who arrived as a child