As a Unitarian Universalist, my faith calls me to be with those who are denied recognition of their full humanity. I recognize the value of every being and advocate for the rights that all people deserve, regardless of class, creed, gender, ethnicity, or citizenship. We are one human family, and we are all miracles created out of and built for love. I stand with those who have been “otherized” and oppressed. I stand alongside individuals whose lives depend on immigration reform; I stand for the justice and love that I know we as a society are capable of enacting.
I urge people to listen to stories. As you hear the stories of the “DREAMers,” of the families being split apart, and as you meet more immigrants fighting for their human rights, you get to know them not as immigrants, but as people. We are all working towards similar goals. We all want to lead happy and fulfilling lives. We all want to feel at home. We all want to thrive.
Love keeps families together. Love respects the inherent worth and dignity of all people. Love knows no borders.