I feel we are lucky that we know our stories and that we can go to the places where our family lived. To my knowledge none of our family members went back to Mexico as part of the Mexican Repatriations that took place in the 30s and 40s.
There were approximately 1,000,000 people that were deported to Mexico. Of that million, it's estimated that 60% were U.S. citizens.
Mr. Rodriguez passed away June 24th. We are lucky we still can read his work.
The links below will take you to some reflection regarding his passing and a few blogposts I wrote.
I wrote about this a while back after attending a dedication ceremony at LA PLAZA DE CULTURA y ARTES in Los Angeles.