Posted by Addie on October 14, 2016
https://www.youthvoices.live/2016/10/14/not-everyone-is-an-immigrant-but-everyone-is-human/

Not Everyone is an Immigrant, but Everyone is Human

The phrase “we are all immigrants” is commonly used by pro-immigration supporters with its purpose to shine a light on a human crisis, but the truth of the matter is that we are not all immigrants.

We cannot claim that “everyone is an immigrant” when that simply is not true. I am not an immigrant I have no idea what it is like to be an immigrant and I have a certain privilege that comes with my non-immigrant status.

It is dependent on us non-immigrants to recognize this privilege and use it to help those that are suffering from this immigration crisis on our country.

It is not enough to claim that we are all immigrants or change your profile picture to a flag filter or share a video. We need to take action because immigrants cannot. We have the privilege and we must do something good with it or it will ruin us.

Photo by Wagner T. Cassimiro “Aranha”