While Americans are gathering at airports across the US to protest Trump's Muslim ban, immigrants both in and out of the US are adding their voice to the conversation.
Using the hashtag #ImAlreadyHome, American citizens and greencard holders are posting their stories to social media, reminding us all why they left their countries for the US in the first place.
My dad came to the U.S. at age 15 & started a successful company that serves most of the country.His daughters are in college #ImAlreadyHome— rocío (@cosmica_226) January 27, 2017
My mom braved the desert to get here in search for the American Dream & raised 3 proud Americans who give back to the world #ImAlreadyHome— Alba King (@psychenoel) January 27, 2017
After Trump signed an executive order last week banning people from seven Muslim majority countries from entering the US--and then vowed to build his infamous wall at the US-Mexico border, HuffPost Latino Voices asked readers to share their stories in order to show that it's immigrants that make America great.
The hashtag has inspired thousands of people to share their stories.
I was detained from entering the US when I was only 5 y/old. Today the same thing is happening to millions of KIDS. #ImAlreadyHome
— zeina fayad (@__Zeina) January 29, 2017
— Guneez Ibrahim (@guneezzz) January 28, 2017