"Glee" Star Naya Rivera Welcomes Immigrants To America In Directorial Debut

The PSA, airing first on BuzzFeed, is a journey that keeps you guessing about what unites the diverse group of people in New York City.

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Glee star Naya Rivera debuted her first directorial effort on Tuesday, premiering a project many might not expect — a look at the cultural side of the immigration debate for Immigrant Heritage Month.

"Aside from being a Latina, my family immigrated from Puerto Rico and Yugoslavia so I know all about that," she said. "I wouldn’t be able to do what I do today if they didn’t come to America. Everybody has an immigration story."

Rivera was interested in making a stylized video, complete with 360 degree shots, that took take place in New York City.

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"I felt like for this story it just made sense," she said. "New York is such a melting pot, it's a place where dreams are made."

"Immigration shows how beautiful America is as a country, how diverse it is," she said.

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"It's what you get when you have different cultures in one place. If everybody thought that way [immigration] would be more of a no-brainer."

Watch the full PSA to see what's in that envelope.

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