This may seem like old info to you, but many assume that when you’re talking about immigration, you’re talking about Mexicanos. However, Asian-American immigration advocate organizations are bringing more visibility to diversity in immigration with the new movement #ImmigrationStoryIn5Words.
Explaining your story in just five words might not seem like enough, but these tweets totally capture the essence of being an immigrant…
This tweet totally nailed the feeling of millions of immigrants.
American Dream sought… But racism.#ImmigrationStoryin5Words
— Kevin Nadal, Ph.D. (@kevinnadal) June 9, 2016
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And, sadly, you never have to look too far for proof.
Some hit closer to home than we realized.
— Karina de Sousa (@intlKDS) June 3, 2016
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The reason you’re switching between seven different apps is to stay in touch with los abuelitos y los primos.
Politicians are jumping in to share their stories.
Undocumented, but 100 percent American #ImmigrationStoryin5Words
— Judy Chu (@RepJudyChu) June 1, 2016
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Because they also come from other countries 😱. We see you, Rep. Judy Chu of California.
Of couuuuuurse haters were also jumping in.
— #CrookedHillary (@james141980) June 6, 2016
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People like this dude ^^ prove that not everyone knows that not all immigrants are Latino. And pobrecito, he hasn’t realized he’s also a product of immigrants.
Shoutout to Keith for making this solid Hamilton reference about the greatness of immigrants.
— Keith Chow (@the_real_chow) June 7, 2016
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We work twice as hard to get the job done, but we do it, and we do it with pride.
This tweet kept it SUPER relevant.
Immigrant today, presiding judge tomorrow #ImmigrationStoryin5Words
— Tamarindo Podcast (@TamarindoCast) June 5, 2016
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Because what makes America already great is that immigrants can come here and become whatever they want.
There are also serious stories explaining the immigration.
Moved north to escape violence. #ImmigrationStoryIn5Words
— Rodrigo Huertas (@orchards24) June 1, 2016
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And others are humanizing the immigrant experience.
— Jason Fong (@jasonfongwrites) June 2, 2016
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Truer words have never been tweeted. 🙌
And you can’t talk about immigration without mentioning stories of sacrifice and unconditional love.
— Catalina O (@apenguinsoul) June 2, 2016
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A lot of us can relate to these.
This man right here just wanted to point out a small detail…
— Andrés Macías (@_AndresMacias) June 2, 2016
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…how much immigrants have helped build America.
Then there was this hater who you can tell is trouble just from his pic.
— Beau (@Beau_Delorage) June 6, 2016
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Who hurt you, boo?
But he was shut down with just five words. 😎
— Stephanie Rodriguez (@stephberrryy) June 6, 2016
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