WITH SO MUCH POLITICAL DEBATE about immigration policy today, this video finally gives immigrants the opportunity to speak for themselves. The people in the video confront stereotypes, generalizations, and ignorant claims by sharing their individual stories.

As one woman in the video says, “The history of humanity has been a history of traveling and exchange.” The people in this video remind us that today’s immigration issues derive from that unmistakable reality, and deserve more of our compassion.