What would your own immigrant ancestors have said if they had been interviewed by a local Jewish paper at the time?
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"Local Jewish immigrants celebrate their freedom this Fourth of July."
For many Americans, the Fourth of July is just another holiday with a lot of food and fireworks; but for others, it symbolizes much more.
America is a nation of immigrants, and many of those immigrants have not always had independence and freedom to celebrate. In Houston, there is a large community of Jewish immigrants; they came here to be free, and so that their children, and their children’s children, could have the opportunity to live in freedom and safety.
Read more about a range of individuals from South Africa to Baku, Azerbaijan.