As America paused last week to remember the thirteenth anniversary of September 11th, Jong-Min You, a guest writer for Define American, shared his memories of that day thirteen years ago. Jong-Min You, like countless others, watched tragedy unfold on television, called his parents in New York to make sure they were safe, and gathered with others at his college’s chapel to pray. While he mourned the tragedy of 9/11 alongside American citizens, like thousands of other immigrants, he saw life become increasingly difficult as anti-immigration sentiment made its way through politics and society. It is time for Congress and President Obama to address Jong-Min and the thousands of other immigrants like him whose lives have been on hold because of lack of action on immigration reform.
- Paul McDaniel from Immigration Impact writes about how Cities Find Creative Ways For Civic Immigrant Integration.
- The Hispanic community is between a rock and a hard place according to Maribel Hastings of America’s Voice in Voting Is Their Only Option–unappreciated by Democrats and ignored by Republicans.
- Jong-Min You for Define American asks What Will It Finally Take To Be Recognized As Americans?
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