Citizen Reflects on Her Wrongful Deportation...83 Years Ago

Citizen Reflects on Her Wrongful Deportation...83 Years Ago

"Eighty-three years ago, Virginia Yañez and her siblings suddenly found themselves in a foreign land, impoverished and unable to speak the language. "It was just the worse... what we suffered. It still hurts," Yañez, now 89, said in Spanish as she recalled the move.  Yañez, 6 at the time, was one of thousands of U.S.-born children who in the early part of the 20th century found themselves uprooted from their homes and driven to an unrecognizable place – Mexico." - Cindy Carcamo, Orange County Register, Feb. 28, 2012.

"Virginia Yañez looks at the memorial, which was unveiled at the ceremony for the state of California's acknowledgment of the forced removal of Mexican Americans during the great depression at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Los Angeles on Sunday. Yañez, 6 years old at the time, was one of thousands of young U.S.-born children who in the early part of the twentieth century found themselves uprooted from their nation, driven out to an unrecognizable land—Mexico."