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Today is the Day Without Immigrants. I wouldn't be here if my father had not been allowed to immigrate in 1922, before the quota on Jews.

What's your immigration story?

Date: 2017-02-16 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jhetley.livejournal.com
My father was an anchor baby, as both of his parents wandered across the border without ceremony. Since they were Canadians, no one paid much attention . . .

Date: 2017-02-21 12:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deborahjross.livejournal.com
Gotta watch those Canadians... (my mother was Quebecoise, so I know).

Date: 2017-02-20 10:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] klwilliams.livejournal.com
One branch of our family came to Georgia because they were transported from England as criminals. One branch came from the third son of one of the descendants of a German knight, whose last name was Van Zorn (lived on the river Zorn, and name changed to simply Zorn upon immigration). One branch are Scotch-Irish, which means they kept skipping from town to town. And my great-grandmother wasn't an immigrant at all, but was a member of the Cherokee tribe.

Date: 2017-02-21 12:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deborahjross.livejournal.com
What a fascinating family history!

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