change the conversation on immigration

In an effort to encourage greater appreciation for undocumented immigrant workers, many of whom are valiantly working on the frontlines of COVID-19 in critical industries such as healthcare and food cultivation, preparation and distribution, the Herman Legal Group is sponsoring an Essay Contest. The winner will receive $1,000. PLEASE widely post and share the information on the contest

Applicants must be undocumented immigrant (which includes DACA recipients (“Dreamers”) working in an essential occupation, and write an essay of at least 300 words, in any language, answering this question:

“What do you think of when you hear the word ‘IMMIGRANT'”?

The Powerful Voice of Undocumented Immigrants

Share your voice! Participants should send their essay to by August 1, 2020. The Winner will be announced on September 1, 2020. Winners will be chosen considering the following factors:

Responsiveness to the question asked
The quality of the writing
The substantive content of the response
All personal identification will be kept strictly confidential. By applying, all applicants consent to the reproduction and publishing of their essays.

We are hoping that this contest inspires members of the undocumented community, at this unique moment in history, to share their personal feelings about being an immigrant who contributes to the well-being of the United States, who has deep ties to the United States, who may have U.S. citizen children or other family members, and yet has no legal pathway to normalize their immigration status.

We will also be publishing some of the runners-up essays in order to help give voice to the undocumented, to help stimulate a healthier conversation in the U.S. about immigration, and to encourage our elected officials to move on legislation that would provide an earned pathway to permanent residency, and ultimately citizenship, to the undocumented. #ImmigrantStrong

We plan on offering similar financial support on an annual basis. So we hope you and your constituents can connect to us!

Please see the following and attached for more detailed information.

Norwalk Reflector

It’s time we change the conversation on immigration.

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