At a time when the Trump Administration has vilified immigrants, it’s become necessary for this community to take control of its own narrative. And with graduation season fully upon us, Define American – a non-profit media and culture organization – and UndocuMedia have launched the #ImmiGrad hashtag to give immigrants and the children of immigrants a platform to break down harmful stereotypes and to celebrate their accomplishments.
“Graduation is an important day for everyone, but for many children of immigrants, it is the very reason they are in this country,” according to Define American. “We want to celebrate all immigrant graduates and their families and recognize them for achieving this milestone.”
As a result of #ImmiGrad, we have moving accounts of what it’s like to navigate college as an immigrant and about the sacrifices of immigrant parents. Check out 12 of the most heartwarming #ImmiGrad messages below: