I’ve pledged allegiance to the American flag since arriving at the age of 12. And I’m not alone. There are millions of us who are American in every possible way, working and living in this amazing country, but simply without the papers to show it. My campaign, Define American, is asking the whole country to join us in pledging anew.
The message is that America is for all of us - no matter who we are or how we got here. Whether we were born in the US or elsewhere, we all claim America and pledge to make her ever-greater together.
Our nation's immigration woes are complex. Still, if we listen to one another and begin asking the right questions now, we can fix them -- together. It is time for a new national conversation on immigration and and renewing our own pledge of allegiance is a great place to start.
When immigrants become U.S. citizens, they swear an oath. We should all be willing to do that. Let’s stand to support immigration fairness by signing this pledge.