Friday, June 2, 2017

Immigrant Heritage Month

Photo from C. Devine via Facebook. Vicente Campuzano & Maria Jesus Vasquez.

Another Immigrant Heritage Month began yesterday. This year I have donated to the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles, the Puente Human Rights Movement in Arizona, the National Immigration Law Center and the American Civil Liberties Union. It feels like small contributions, but hopefully these will add up to make a difference.

Last year, my IHC post was pretty small. My 2015 post titled the Journey was more detailed on the immigrants from my Granny's side of the tree. The painting above shows my 2nd-great-grandparents Vicente Plutarco Campuzano and Maria Jesus Vasquez, who lived in Arizona for several years before returning to Sonora. I have shared this previously, but above is a better quality photo from my cousin Catherine, which she shared earlier in the week on Facebook.

As I think about the immigrants in my family and their contributions in making this country a better place, I am encouraged to do more to help others who are after the same things my ancestors wanted.
Source: LA Times, photo by Patrick T. Fallon, 3 Feb 2017.
I have covered many of the stories of my family connections and related lines in previous posts, but it is worth revisiting them again as a reminder. 

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