To Whom it May Concern: Love,Sierra

To whom it may concern:

      As you may or may not know migration is becoming commonplace in our country as well as the rest of the world. In this class, I was introduced to different sides of migration; from those leaving to those being left and even those taking in migrants. It has been an epic experience learning about migrant's journeys, trials and tribulations. It really opens your eyes to see what they go through and shapes any past opinions you may have had on the topic of migration. I myself, am a lifelong migrant. But my migration took place within our country's borders as well as outside of the country. My father has been in the army for 23 years; since before I was born. I have lived in Washington state, California, Texas, Virginia, Nevada, Arizona, Georgia and Panama. Having had to move so much it helps to empathize with others that have to pick up their entire lives and go somewhere new. Whereas, I, except for in the case of Panama, did not have to learn a new language or new behavior when I moved, migrants do. They go through many hardships to make a better life for themselves and their families. It is an admirable lifestyle but at the same time a scary one. They go through so much to go to a new place and have to face rejection and persecution and still they prevail. Migration continues to grow in prevalence as it will forever. Our roots aren't stuck in the ground. They can be picked up and moved with us and added on to. Respect migrants and welcome them into our country. Feel blessed that you live somewhere that is so highly reverred by others. Share with the world.