Muslim Woman elected as Minnesota House Representative

"At the same time Donald Trump was watching the Presidential-election returns from Trump Tower, in New York, Ilhan Omar was in the Courtyard Marriott in Minneapolis, watching the returns and learning that she had also been elected, as a Minnesota House Representative for the city’s 60B District. Like Trump, Omar represented a change. Like Trump, Omar won on a platform promising to serve a community whose needs had been forgotten. But Omar represents many of the things that Trump has belittled: she’s a Muslim, an immigrant, a woman."...more

Muslim Woman elected as Minnesota House Representative

"At the same time Donald Trump was watching the Presidential-election returns from Trump Tower, in New York, Ilhan Omar was in the Courtyard Marriott in Minneapolis, watching the returns and learning that she had also been elected, as a Minnesota House Representative for the city’s 60B District. Like Trump, Omar represented a change. Like Trump, Omar won on a platform promising to serve a community whose needs had been forgotten. But Omar represents many of the things that Trump has belittled: she’s a Muslim, an immigrant, a woman."...more

Number Of Undocumented Immigrants In The U.S. Remains The Same For Sixth Year

Over 100 million people from all over the world have migrated to other countries with the aim of finding a better life as a result of war, difficulties in finding a job and poverty.America has been playing the role of the “promised land” for many years now for people from all corners of the world. However, many foreign nationals cross the American border illegally and remain in the country with the status of undocumented immigrant for years....more

Humanity Over Fear

My fellow humbled seekers,I share your feeling of despair. I empathize with the despair that Syrian refugees and all refugees must feel. We must weigh in, and do what we can to help. It's a crisis....more

Syrian Refugee Crisis- Deja Vu All Over Again

Displaced child of 1947 or 2015 , the call for action is as urgent....more

Privileged: My Story of Legal Immigration

I'm an immigrant living the American dream. I own a house in the Austin suburbs, work full time in IT, and am raising twin daughters. The kids are in both the dual language and gifted programs at our local public school. We go to church every Sunday. We've hosted Girl Scout events in our home. I'm divorced and slowly digging myself out from legal debt after an ugly custody battle, which is less dreamy, but altogether American....more
hdydi "Privileged" in America to a American born citizen has become a word of convenience in the ...more

The Unexpected Challenges of a Paraguayan Newcomer

Just over two years ago, my husband and I had the crazy idea of moving our family many kilometers and time zones away, to the little known country of Paraguay. We had always desired the experience of living a few years abroad, learning another language, and getting some more travelling under our belts....more

"We Were Strangers Once, Too." The President, Immigration, and Me

Last night, I turned on the television to prepare for Scandal and saw the President (Obama, not Fitz) talking about immigration. Did you watch it, too? If you didn’t catch it, here is the whole thing from C-Span (it was just 15 minutes).There were a few things that he said which reminded me of my own family and how we got here. It reminded me why my parents immigrated and why so many others immigrated here to the United States....more

What I Learned From A Decade of Being Away From Home

The other night, I dreamt I was back in the Philippines, visiting.  I was walking in the same halls I used to walk when I taught in University.  There were the usual groups of students seated on the floor, by their professor's door, waiting for consultation hours to begin.  It was the same dimly-lit and almost claustrophobic faculty center which I used to call my office building.  It was far from being ideal, but it was home to me, and represented a job I loved and truly enjoyed....more

Why I’m Joining the Women’s Fast for Families and Immigration Reform

I'm joining one hundred other women in Washington D.C. to fast for immigration reform. It's that important to me and many other women and families. ...more
I am so proud to see Women stand up for what they believe in! It makes me feel good to see that ...more
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