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College Senior’s Tribute to Immigrant Farm Worker Parents Goes Viral

Thousands responded to the tweet from the soon-to-be college grad Anna Ocegueda, flanked by her parents, immigrants from Mexico, who work in the fields

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Courtesy Anna Ocegueda

This Sunday, Anna Ocegueda will become the first person in her family to graduate from a four-year university. But it won't be just her family and friends celebrating — people all over the country have been rooting for her.

Ocegueda, 22, recently posted a photo on social media paying tribute to her parents, who she says are responsible for her being able to graduate from the University of California, Merced, NBC News reports.

Ocegueda and her four siblings are the children of migrant farm workers from Mexico. Her parents have been picking seasonal fruits in Orange Cove for more than 25 years.

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