We in the Harry Potter Generation grew up with the notion that no one should have to live in the cupboard. That “differences of language and habit are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” We believe that “it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow up to be.”
As people who have grown up with Albus Dumbledore as a mentor, we choose what is right over what is easy, we choose to acknowledge our friend, our fellow fan, and our fellow American Julian Gomez as someone who should be given the same right to dream, and the same access opportunity as all of us who received citizenship by being born here. America is Julian's home -- it is what he has always known. He Defines American. And as he bravely steps out of the cupboard as one of nearly 12 million Americans who are fully part of our communities even without papers -- we choose to protect Julian with our most powerful magic, the light and love of our collective Patronus.
Expecto American, Julian. We stand with you.