Inspiring photo shows college grad standing in the fruit fields where her immigrant parents work

Erica Alfaro says she never forgot the advice her mom gave her when the two worked long hours together in California’s Central Valley tomato fields.

“One day, I was very tired and told my mom and she said to me, ‘This is how life is going to be from now on. The only people who don’t have to go through this get an education.’ Those words stuck with me,” Alfaro, 29, told CNN on Saturday.

Those wise words inspired Alfaro, who dropped out of high school when she got pregnant at 15,...


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