Today has been declared "Day Without Immigrants." The New York Times, NPR, and USA Today report that in cities across the country immigrants are not working today to protest the Trump administration's policies toward them and to bring attention to the contributions of immigrants to the life and culture of this country.
Because it is Day Without Immigrants, and because I heard on the radio a few minutes ago reference to President Barack Obama's 2012 executive action that protected people who came to the United States as children (DACA--Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and President Donald Trump's promise to terminate such protections, I was inspired to publish this picture of my paternal grandfather as a young man. He was the last of my immigrant ancestors to come to the United States from the Netherlands, brought here by his parents as a babe in arms in 1890.
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