Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

Please Remember – Thanksgiving Is About Immigrants.

Posted By Levi

November 26th, 2014 8:05pm

Category: Immigration

Dear friends, A few days ago President Obama issued orders that will prevent close to 5 million undocumented immigrants from being deported. This is a fitting tribute to Thanksgiving. Many of us don’t see the link between Thanksgiving and immigration but the holiday is pretty much about immigrants too. The founding of the country is traced to the Pilgrims and Puritans who came here in the early 1600s. They were immigrants. They came here without invitations and they had no family ties to the land that later came to be called the United States. Nevertheless, Native Americans welcomed them, fed them when they were hungry and taught them how to grow crops. Later, these newcomers sat with the Natives and together they gave thanks for the difficult times they experienced. This became our first Thanksgiving. Since then, America opened her arms in welcoming millions of Americans from every part of the world. I know because my family is one of the millions who came. Every wave of immigrants Read More