#MyImmigrationStory is a 500 Women Scientists campaign to bring our immigration and naturalization stories to the surface.
The U.S. at our best is a nation united by the radical idea that we are all created equal. We are descended from people of many races and nationalities -- our ancestors are Native people who have lived on this continent for thousands of years, our ancestors are descendants of slaves, and our ancestors are immigrants who came to the U.S. in search of a better life. Many of us are immigrants ourselves. Given our nation’s history, vilifying immigration and targeting immigrants is not only hypocritical but also cynical fear-mongering.
In science, targeting immigrants is also self-defeating: it stifles scientific collaboration and our ability to make societal progress. Science is best when it is collaborative and draws upon the best ideas from all over the world, from immigrants and non-immigrants alike.
500 Women Scientists is taking a stand - we are women, we are immigrants, we are scientists. Hear our stories of immigration and share yours.