This is my Menz Papa, Haji Sarkis Sarkision's official certification of registration in America from Turkey from the Statue of Liberty- Ellis Island Foundation.

He married my Menzma, Sidnunush, when she was 16 but he was much older.

They came from Armenia to America to escape the Armenian Genocide. They traveled together leaving behind family members in Russia. Once in America they had two kids, my Grandma Lucy (Lucid) and my Great Uncle Charlie (Getabed).

My Grandma Lucy had my dad and his 5 siblings. But sadly my Great Uncle never married.

My dad then wen’t on to marry my mom and had my two older sisters and I.

My Menzma and I were really close, she passed away when I was 7. My Menz Papa passed before I was born. I’m sad I never got to meet him. I guess he was a really great guy.

A year from yesterday we lost my Great Uncle. He was basically my dads father and was one of the smartests men I have ever met.

This is my family history. 

I am proud to be Armenian.

this is a beautiful picture of Christians from two different countries sharing communion through the fence at the boarder between Mexico and the US. demonstrating that we are one people bonded by the blood of Christ, and that though we may be in the world, we are not a part of its normal systems, and that through this bond natationalities, races, and tribes can no longer exist.

Donald Trump is talking about Mexican Immigrants but he forgets there isn’t only MEXICAN immigrants. We-the Mexican immigrants- aren’t the only ones who bring “drugs” and “rapist” into the United States. Has he forgotten the there’s also Italian, Japanese, Philippines,German, etc. immigrants? He doesn’t strike to far from home since his grandparents were German immigrants and his mother a Swedish immigrant. His own family could’ve easily been apart of the “rapist” or “drug smugglers” category. Just like his own family we come here to make a better life for ourselves. Stop stereotyping us, he’s to smart to be so ignorant

Why Can't A Nation That Calls Itself A Melting Pot Sort Out Its Immigration System

The United States has long been considered a land of immigrants – a place where most of the population can trace its ancestry to a different country, with people coming from every part of the globe. Most Americans believe that diversity, at least in principle, contributes to a melting pot of ideas and cultures that makes everyone stronger. But as much as the U.S. prides itself on welcoming immigrants from around the world, the immigration system is rife with problems.

Those problems have come to the forefront in American politics over the past several years, with a sharp divide among Americans who fear immigration threatens their way of life and those who consider it an important building block of society. There are efforts to maintain English-only government resources and ensure jobs draw from Americans first. Many vilify undocumented immigrants – those who are in the country without legal status – saying they’re taking jobs and resources when they’re not supposed to be here in the first place.

Yet more recently, politicians in both parties have come to see anti-immigration posturing as detrimental – to their own electoral prospects in an age in which Latino voters grow more numerous, and also to the economic vigor of the country. With the politics seemingly ripe for success on immigration reform, the Obama administration and members of the U.S. legislature have pushed to change the system.

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Your car is German. Your vodka is Russian. Your pizza is Italian. Your kebab is Turkish. Your democracy is Greek. Your coffee is Brazilian. Your movies are American. Your tea is Tamil. Your shirt is Indian. Your oil is Saudi Arabian. Your electronics are Chinese. Your numbers Arabic, your letters Latin. And you complain that your neighbor is an immigrant? Pull yourself together!

Day: 800!
Shirt: Propagandhi - No Fences No Borders
Color:  Black
Brand: Sonar
Source: 800!  thats a fucking lot of posts AND SHIRTS.  over 2 years already.  what the fuck was i thinking starting this.  800.  it all seems just so ridiculous now.  Sometimes its easy to do, sometimes its a pain in the ass.  but i always appreciate it when people write, or meet me and say they are stoked on it.  that part rules.  even if they are full of shit and are just being nice. 

800.  i dont know why 800 has dropped on my brain like a lot but it is.  EIGHT HUNDRED.  boom.

Border Wars

“If the US offered me a two year work visa in exchange for never entering the country again I would take it. Two years is more than enough to gather money for my business and that I would need to survive here in Mexico.” - Mexican Man caught illegally crossing the border.

This man was part of a group that was caught sneaking into the US. He said he would keep trying to cross illegally until he made it.

I feel bad for them. If it wasn’t for the drug, weapon, and human traffickers, and terrorists, I would hardly care about Mexican illegal immigration. They want to work to help their families so the trek for days, through desert, sleep on the ground through the freezing nights, ration their food and water to the minimal JUST for a shot at working for a fair wage.

Another Mexican Illegal Immigrant that was caught said this:

“I’m going to be a father. My wife is pregnant. I have a job in Mexico that pays two dollars a day. Here I can make ten dollars an hour. It isn’t enough. I have to come here.”

Victor Albarran Sanchez has lived and resided in the United States of America for over 13 years. From 2005 to the present time, Victor has been attending classes at Portland Community College, in pursuit of a degree in Computer Engineering.

 Victor has been very active in his local community throughout his time in Portland. He has volunteered as a mentor for high school students at Jefferson High School and Benson High School. He has served as a role model for young students, encouraging them to take their studies seriously. Victor is a strong and active member of the of the Leadership Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ De Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A ) since 2005, serving and volunteering in our communities by participating in many leadership conferences in the State of Oregon, the Pacific Northwest Area, and also other states throughout the country to represent Portland, Oregon. In many occasions Victor volunteered his time to American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) organizing May Day rallies and helped make a video about the Dreamers. In the spare time he could find he volunteered at FreeGeek, where he taught people how to assemble commuters; that they could keep while also learning computer skills.

 Victor has participated in leadership training through ASPCC and lobbied in Washington D.C. On behalf of Oregon college students that could benefit form a passage of the DREAM Act. In Oregon he was a strong advocate of Tuition Equity and Oregon Drivers license for all. His personal goal is to make important impacts in communities by serving and educating them. Victor displays excellent virtues of an active citizenship, and is an ideal candidate to remain in the United States to keep on making positive impacts in these communities.