Folks, I support immigration fairness. I received an email from Jose Antonio Vargas this morning about showing support for fairness and equality on behalf of immigrants. I’m from a family of recent immigrants, and like to note that now and then.
Today (Monday), just as Congressional members prepare to go home for the holidays without taking action on immigration, Define American, the non-partisan media/culture campaign I founded, is launching a new symbol of unity for the immigrant rights movement—the Pledge.
Unlike the LGBT movement’s equal sign, the immigrant rights movement does not have a symbol. The Pledge is a way of showing support for fairness and equality on behalf of 11 million immigrants like me–many of us Americans in all but papers. And to promote the symbol, I directed a new online video that features 30 undocumented immigrants—college students, a housekeeper, a Congressional intern, even—pledging allegiance to the American flag and government that have yet to recognize us. Here is the video:
Folks, here’s how you can support this effort.
1) Add the Pledge symbol to your Twitter avatar and Facebook profile. It’s simple to do, and you can do so by clicking here.
( I just changed my profile photos today, and it was really simple.)
2) Please tweet this sometime today.
.@joseiswriting just launched a new symbol for the #immigration movement http://ow.ly/rysZV via @DefineAmerican #4all
To promote the Pledge, a new symbol of unity for immigration fairness, 30 undocumented Americans—immigrants born in various countries like Mexico, Argentina, Kenya and India, but all of whom call the U.S. home—gathered to film that video pledging allegiance to the American flag and government that have yet to recognize them.
This cause needs allies. To stand alongside your undocumented family members, neighbors, friends, co-workers and classmates, please check out DefineAmerican.com, take the pledge and renew your vows to America.
Am with you on this Craig. I would like to see a requirement to speak English as part of the program. But no immigrant with a criminal record should ever be allowed to enter the US!
WE have unwittingly inherited thousands of some of the world’s worst offenders and the cost to locate, litigate, and house them is incredible! Any crime that involves violence,threat of violence, burglary, or gun use, eliminates them from possible entry!
Secure the border and secure the population against the hoardes of illegal gang members.
No human being is illegal!!