Climbing My Family Tree, Part 16

Immigrants José Marquez Remigio, Elvira Batista Pires, Marne Caetano de Jesus, & Carmen Lucia Pires Marquez

This week our chronicle shifts to my wife, who lives out her own immigration story every day. Born in Santos, Brazil, she came to the United States by plane in 1988, and became a naturalized American citizen in 1995.

Unlike the majority of my ancestors, who immigrated to North America hundreds of years ago, Carmen is a contemporary immigrant, who tells her story in first person, from her heart.  Continue reading