The American Story

The ‎American Story has long been written by immigrants.

On July 4, 1776…
“Fifty-six founders put their names on a piece of paper. Up until that moment, none of them were American. Even those who had spent their entire lives in one of the thirteen colonies had grown up in another country.” —Cecilia Muñoz, White House Domestic Policy Council

July 4, 1776
July 4, 1776

This quote has me thinking about the immigrants who sacrificed and risked so much to create this new country.

Where did your ancestors immigrate from, and why?

My father escaped communist Hungary to come to Canada to meet my mother and start a new life. My mother’s parents emigrated to Canada after the Treaty of Trianon broke off their Székely homeland from the rest of Hungary and their livelihood was imperiled by Romanian rule.

My parents came to the US to further my father’s education and career in medicine. I came because my parents put my older sister and me in the backseat of the station wagon to take care of bratty little sister and poopy baby brother during the journey. We must have done a good job caring for them because they are really amazing people now. 😉

What is your family’s immigration story?

If you do not live in the US please share your story anyway.

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