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I was able to get a copy of my mothers border crossing documet. Document #1553.
Her name was Emma Gutierrez de Gutierrez and she was 26 years old and pregnant when she crossed the border into Nogales, Arizon on February 5th 1947.
She had been married to Jesse Gutierrez(no relation) in Mexico City and he had come back to work in the fields. He was a U.S. Citizen.
She was to stay with her mother-in-law who had found her a job picking strawberries in Santa Maria, California.
I was born on June 11th 1947.
She stayed in California for all of her life and later became a U.S. Citizen.
When she passed away I took her ashes back to the land where she had come from, Mexico.


Jesse Gutierrez



Bibliographic Citation

Jesse Gutierrez, "BORDER CROSSING," in Bracero History Archive, Item #3207, http://braceroarchive.org/es/items/show/3207 (accessed April 23, 2019).