I will miss this. I went to the pro-immigration rally yesterday and it was wonderful. I forgot how inspiring it is to be around so many people who all are making a stand for social justice.
My friend and I met at Meridian Hill (or Malcolm X Park) and we marched off with the rest of the happy people. It took us two hours to march down to the Mall but it was awesome. Red, white and blue flags waved around by brown, red, white, black & yellow people. The diversity in this country is amazing. It’s our strength and we should treasure it.
I hope the U.S. Congress and people with anti-immigration stances are paying attention. I came to the U.S. as a refugee but the anti-immigration stance applies to me too. Just because I was lucky and privileged enough to be recognized as a refugee, doesn’t mean that I should forget others, who by twists of fate are considered ‘illegals’.
We migrants work hard, we are the backbone of society, and we deserve to be here. We demand our rights.