“Nuestros padres” were a big reason for the success of the Cuban American story

About a million of us came here between 1959 and 1980.

Some of us came early,  others traveled through Mexico and Jamaica like our case, others came in the Freedom Flights and others during the Mariel boatlift.

In most cases, we came with our parents.    Many of us watched the sacrifice that our fathers made, from holding two jobs to teaching all of those important lessons of life.

So let me salute “los padres cubanos”.   They were always there for all of us.