June 1st 2019, Make the Road NV will be celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month by showing that we stand with immigrants! We are launching a month long #IMMIGRANTSTRONG campaign! We will be adding a butterfly emoji 🦋 to all of our social media handles to signify our support for the immigrant community. We encourage all of you to take part and do the same, as we take this month to honor the contributions that immigrants have made in our everyday lives.
For immigrants the butterfly holds immense meaning! The monarch butterfly is known for its migratory patterns, moving between Mexico and US as the seasons dictate, making it the perfect symbol for immigrants. Since being adopted by 11 million undocumented immigrants, the symbol’s meaning has changed to symbolize the resilience and hope in the immigrant community, the same way the monarch butterflies endure a long journey to arrive to its destination. Similarly a butterfly migrates to escape harsh winter conditions, immigrants like in the Migrant caravan were escaping the harsh and violent life in Central America.
Throughout US history, the country has been a place for immigrants searching for a new life, the way the Trump Administration has been treating immigrants is contradictory to our long culture of immigration! There has always been immigrants in US history, from the time it was called the “new world” to immigration through Ellis Island and the influx in immigrants from Latin America. All of these immigrants have made contribution to the country that have improved our lives. This long history of immigrants is why we have to show that we stand with immigrants during their struggles for a better life.
Please join us in honoring the long history and sacrifices that immigrants have made for this country and in our lives, whether they be our parents or other family members, they all deserve a chance to spread their wings in the country they call home. We also encourage everyone to share their immigrant stories or reasons why they stand in solidarity with immigrants using on social media using hashtag #IMMIGRANTSTRONG