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Strength, Love, and Sacrifice: My Refugee Family  Tam Duong – Los Angeles, CA  This picture was taken during the Lunar New Year. My parents did not have much growing up but they always made sure my brother and I had new clothes and shoes to wear during the new year for good luck. My parents […]

Immigration is about my Family  Dae Joong Yoon – Los Angeles, CA  My mom was born in North Korea. When she was twelve, she, her mom (my grandmother), older sister, and two younger brothers walked for days from the North to South Korea. They left her father behind with the expectation that he would rejoin […]

Last Picture of my Family Together  Sagar Patagundi Louisville, KY THIS IS AS FAR BACK AS I CAN REMEMBER THE LAST PICTURE OF MY FAMILY TOGETHER THAT I HAVE SEEN. WANT TO KNOW WHY?? I was looking for a picture of my family. I came to realize that I don’t have any pictures of my […]

We are a Family of Women  Alexis Ruiz – Acworth, GA  My mother raised my two sisters and I on her own. After overstaying her student visa, she became undocumented and we all felt the repercussions. My mother’s job options were very limited, but our struggles forged our bond and helped us become stronger, more […]

My Immigrant Family   Nebula Li This is my immigrant family. This photo is taken in late 2012.  The folks in the picture are my dad, my brother Galaxy, his wife, me, my mom, my brother Pulsar, and his girlfriend (my older sister May is not pictured). As you can see, there is a theme […]

I Love my Family  Cindy Son – Chicago, IL  My grandfather came to the U.S because his brother invited him. They first lived in New Jersey. My mom came to the State little late through my grandfather’s petition. Later, my grandparents retired and came to live in Chicago. They lived in the same apartment with […]

Disneyland, 1994 Kim Navoa – Chicago, IL [in order: Lola Sianing (great aunt), Auntie Ne (great aunt), Lola (grandma on Ma’s side), Ma, Carla, KC, & me in the stroller; my Pa took the picture] This photograph was taken when my family (parents, 2 sisters, great aunt, and myself) arrived in the U.S. on tourist visas […]

My Definition of Family  Brandon Lee, Chicago, IL During World War II, my Japanese American family was put into an internment camp in Minidoka, Idaho. After camp my grandmother, her husband, many members of their families, as well as thousands of other interned Japanese Americans moved to Chicago.  This picture shows my grandmother (5th from […]

Four Generations of Korean American Women! Jennifer Y. Lee Chicago, IL  I immigrated to Chicago, IL as a nurse and petitioned for my mom and my sisters. Being able to celebrate holidays together means a lot to us because we know what being separated feels like. We treasure every word, every touch, every laughter, and every minute of […]

Siblings  Joseph Park – San Francisco, California My siblings are the very definition of family for me. We laugh, cry, joke, and scream at each other on a daily basis, but at the end of it we have no one else we can rely on as heavily as we rely on one another. The brief […]