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American by Birth and Continent

While some may see my family’s history as solely an immigrant story, I know my family’s story is as American as any other immigrant’s story in our country. My mother came to the United States back in 1984, during the Guatemalan civil war.

October 3, 2019 Immigrants' Rights

Who We Are: What My Latinidad Means to Me

My family escaped a brutal “civil war” in Guatemala, one of several across Central America that unjustly targeted Indigenous peoples. Many people refer to this “civil war” as the Second Genocide, for the horrifyingly high number of Indigenous peoples killed.
September 20, 2019 Immigrants' Rights

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