“Realizing that the other person is also just like me is the basis on which you can develop compassion, not only towards those around you but also towards your enemy. Normally, when we think about our enemy, we think about harming him. Instead, try to remember that the enemy is also a human being, just like me.”- Dalai Lama
As events unfold following Trump’s executive order on immigration, it is clear that we are a country divided. The hope of this site is to help spread the message that it is not “us” verses “them.” We are a country of immigrants. We are all immigrants.
These American Immigrant Stories are stories from your friends, neighbors, colleagues. They are individuals, just like you, who are contributing members of our country.
I invite others to join me in sharing your story.