Familia Gonzalez
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“I went thru a lot of difficult times to have my children here, my family united.. I would be out on the road for three days without eating anything or just drinking water. When I would get to the orange groves I would say, “Thank you God, I made it.” I would eat oranges to lessen the hunger and I got to sleep under the bridges, too. And when I had no place to stay, I got to sleep in some park in Indio where there were some big pipes laying there. I remember the police were patrolling but they could not see me. I would sleep there until somebody recognized me and would say, “Come and stay with us.” Then they would help me get a job.”
— Arturo Gonzalez