I can't recommend this episode of StoryCorps enough.
Entitled "No Barrier for Love," it features immigrants talking about what’s important to them — from falling in love to feeling like they do or don’t belong, memories of how they made their way to this country, and what they found when they arrived here.
It's really so much more.
It's 16 minutes long and worth every second.
It's also important for people to hear. Too many Americans misunderstand immigration on an economic, humanitarian, and historical level.
Too many stupid white men in the White House have embraced nationalism and racism over common sense, basic economic principles, demographics, patriotism, and basic human decency.
My children will be listening to this episode soon, and in September, my students will be listening to it, too.
You should listen now. Then pass it along.