An immigrants voice

A few words on I posted to my Facebook profile today.

With all this talk of immigration reform, can I offer a thought from personal experience have twice immigrated (Australia to UK and now US) … while moving anywhere is stressful, moving states/regions logistically challenging … moving internationally is hard, often lonely and even when you speak the same language, culturally immigrants we are and will always be different. From learning the language, to driving on the other side of the road, to where things are to understanding new norms, practices and laws. If you know someone who has immigrated, instead of talking “around them” about immigration reform, consider talking “with them” about what immigrating is really like and afford much for those with the courage to do it — be it child, student, adult, couple or elder. #animmigrantsvoice

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