Ever since he came down the escalator in 2015, Donald Trump has taken a wrecking ball to the Statue of Liberty, dehumanizing and attacking immigrants at every turn. After four years of enduring cruel and inhumane policies under this administration, after the election was officially called in Joe Biden’s favor many immigrants and advocates expressed their joy, hope, and ongoing determination to turn the page on this dark chapter and continue the fight for better immigration policies.
Here are some of our favorite responses:
When I see Kamala’s mom, I see my mama and papa.
Congrats to the daughter of immigrants, the first Black and Desi Vice President. pic.twitter.com/e4oQ6sR37X
— Sanaa A. (@sanaashine) November 8, 2020
International students contribute so much to the United States, including paving the pathway for the first female Vice President. As a former international student, I am beyond moved. @KamalaHarris #BidenHarris2020 https://t.co/UgZT1zR3vA
— Taif Jany (@TaifJany) November 8, 2020
The first Black women. The first daughter of immigrants—it’s what’s possible in this country.
I’m in awe of this moment. Just in tears 😭 of this historic moment.
— Cristina Jiménez (@CrisAlexJimenez) November 8, 2020
That of course should be just the start. Just as Trump and Stephen Miller were relentless in using the power of the executive to hurt families, we must be relentless in using it to protect families. https://t.co/vwMQG8nQV2 #HomeIsHere #HereToStay
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) November 9, 2020
They weren’t wrong, Junior. https://t.co/cVwxeF044F
— Juan Escalante (@JuanSaaa) November 8, 2020
Please. Just for today.
Promise you all we’ll keep fighting like hell. We have no other option. pic.twitter.com/ceadEkQnoU
— Erika Andiola (@ErikaAndiola) November 7, 2020
Trump launched his campaign calling us rapists.
I am at the Mexico City airport about to board a plane to go back HOME, where Trump will no longer be President.
There is something magical about learning the news from this side of the border.
— Julissa Natzely Arce Raya (@julissaarce) November 7, 2020
Donald Trump began his campaign with a racist tirade against immigrants and people of color.
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) November 7, 2020
Stephen Miller, goodbye, and may your cruelty go unmatched. thanks for this maria https://t.co/RiROgI9US4
— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) November 8, 2020
I hope we can start talking about immigration in a way that goes beyond Dreamers and “kids in cages,” because both of those populations have parents and they matter too.
— Tina Vasquez (@TheTinaVasquez) November 8, 2020
Int'l students could always count on coming to the U.S. for higher education/work
But the past 4 years had travels bans, deportations, and an H1B/green card suspension
— Azan Virji, MPH (@AzanVirji) November 9, 2020
I just remembered the Four Seasons Total Landscaping thing and heartily cackled.
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) November 8, 2020
OUR MOVEMENT WON!
JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS HAVE BEEN ELECTED!
Our movement is undeniable! https://t.co/iSZzhYGr4t
— Greisa Martínez Rosas (@GreisaMartinez) November 7, 2020
In America, the truth always wins out. That is why I love America.
— SandraDiazNJ (@SandraDiazNJ1) November 7, 2020