Born in the U.S., but Mexico is where my heart is

When I was 15, my father sat my brothers and me down to tell us his life story. My father is from San Jose Iturbide, located in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. The story of my father and grandmother’s lives is an unfortunate one. My grandmother, Nicerata Olvera, was born Dec. 28, 1930. At age 26, Nicerata got pregnant out of wedlock. At the time, she lived on the family ranch, on the outskirts of town, with her parents and some of her siblings. But after her parents threw her out for being unwed, she went to stay with...

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