Anmol Sanyasi, 14-year-old Nepali refugee holds a traditional combat knife that for him represents heritage and strength. In 2009, Sanyasi and his family resettle in the United States bringing only three suitcases. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 info
Adrien Ikaba, original from Congo. ..Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle ) info
Alexander Kogan, 73, came to the United States from the Soviet Union in 1979 looking for asylum. Kogan brought with him a kazan he had bought in 1964 in Pharhana City. The kazan is used to cook pilaf. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesu info
The most meaningful item, Thieu Dang, a Vietnamese American, brought to the United States was a hand written letter from an official of the United Nations in 1981. The letter wishes him a prosperous future in the U.S. info
Adrien Ikaba, original from Congo holds vegetables. Ikaba was trained in economy but became a farmer when he migrated to the United States. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle ) info
Marisa Rummell was born in Mexico but grew up in the United States. She has kept her grandmother's 105-years-old hand embroidered handkerchief hoping she can pass it on to the next generation and be a reminder of their heritage. Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, in info
Alex Antonio George...Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle ) info
Idolortegwolor Smith Iruru tunes a song that reminds him of his home in Negieria and the Uwvie people of the Niger River Delta. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in Katy. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle ) info
Anna Steinberger who was born in Radom, Poland holds a photograph of her parents before they fled to escape German occupation. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle ) info
Alexandra Christie's, 67, wedding reception dress she used 47 years ago in her home country Greece. The dress is special to her because the fabric used for the dress her husband brought from the United States before she knew they were going to wed. Saturd info
Krishna Vavilala, 78, brought from India his father-in-law Ph.D dissertation as a reminder of how much the family values education. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle ) info
Alexander Kogan, 73, came to the United States from the Soviet Union in 1979 looking for asylum. Kogan brought with him a kazan he had bought in 1964 in Pharhana City. The kazan is used to cook pilaf. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesu info
Armando Perez arrived to the United States from Cuba, August 12, 1962 only bringing with him what he was wearing, a red shirt, pants and shoes. For 53 years Perez has kept the shirt as a reminder of a precious life he left behind in pursue of freedom. Wed info
Lourdes Reira, original from Honduras, crossed the Rio Grande River carrying the photographs of her children. .Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle ) info
Khatera Khorushan, 38, a refugee from Afghanistan made sure to bring her diplomas and degrees when she moved to the United States. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in Houston. info
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