Only immigrant kids will know the struggles of trying to be twice as good, twice as smart, twice as hard working to ‘catch up’ to the privileges of people born and raised in the society that always accepted them and let them succeed with the help of community. Shout out to the immigrant kids who did it all on their own, who didn’t have any help from their family, but instead had to help their family out in return because their parents didn’t speak English, or their parents had crappy jobs and had to always worry about their financial situation and pretend everything was fine in school and with friends. I know your pain, and you are so strong. Everything you have fought for, you had to earn on your own, and I know how hard it is to feel all alone and not have any support. That’s why you have to keep fighting and keep learning. Keep waking up everyday with a fire in your soul and a desire to be better. Make yourself proud. All this struggle is for yourself.