Every movement has its own web and flow, and during last night’s hangout about immigration reform, my guests Eliseo Medina, Pramila Jayapal, Gaby Pacheco and Susana Sandoval made it very clear that the immigration movement is no exception.
The reasons? Despite the media’s dominant narrative, the scope, reach and diversity within the movement continues to grow, a reflection of the larger shifts in population, public opinion and acceptance of immigrants across the country. Yet, they agree, immigration continues to be a heated political issue, and the cause of a real human rights crisis in this country. In the very animated conversation you can watch below, they reflect on where the movement has been and where it’s going, vow to continue fighting for the millions of people whose lives are currently affected by the inaction of politicians, and call on all of us, beyond Latinos, to continue fighting for what is right. A conversation you must watch, discuss and take to heart. Here are a few of my favorite quotes for you to share:
Tweet: This is an opportunity for people across party lines to understand what it’s like to be an American. ~@S_Sandoval71 on #Immigration
Tweet: One of the things we have learned in this movement is that united, nothing is impossible. ~@SEIU_Eliseo on #Immigration
Enjoy and share the video, and most importantly, DON’T FORGET TO GET INVOLVED AND GET OUT THE VOTE!