On June 16, during his presidential campaign announcement speech, Donald Trump made comments about the immigrant population in the United States.
When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.
Well, this was all obviously inspired by Mr.Trump's comments. Like many immigrants and children of immigrants, I was angry. But beyond his comments, I thought about turning that anger into something positive. Staying mad at him wasn't going to change anything. So, I decided to create a hashtag that would promote who immigrants really are—hardworking, kind, loving people. There are also the children of immigrants, who many think about less. Most immigrants from around the world come here working low-income jobs, but their hard work leads to college graduates, future educators, doctors, lawyers. That's #WhatImmigrantsLookLike. They are creating the future of our country.
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