April 13, 2017: Jana Lynne has updated and revised her policy on immigration reform.
My grandfather, Lonjino Rodriguez Sanchez came to the US without documentation from Mexico in 1912. He became a citizen in 1969, one year before he passed away. During his many years as an undocumented worker he fathered 27 US citizen children here. The family travelled as migrant farm workers, providing essential agricultural services across the US and living in harsh conditions, even facing starvation at times in winter. Most of his descendants became grandparents and great grandparents and the majority of my extended family lives in Ellis County today.
Immigration is central to my story, my family is central to the American story, and I am a believer in the American Dream.