“This music video is about immigrants and the challenges they encounter every day," says Sarantos. “Can you imagine leaving the comforts of your homeland and moving by yourself or with a spouse or child to go to a foreign land, not knowing the language and not having any money in your pockets? I can't even imagine something that drastic! My parents were both immigrants and I recall the bias against them. They worked hard, bothered no one and only cared about helping me live a better life. Is there a cause more just or noble? America is still the land of opportunity. I have such a profound level of respect and admiration for any and all immigrants who legally try to make America their adopted home!”
33% of any music-related sales profits from this song are going straight to Feed My Starving Children.
Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and they ship these meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. Sarantos even participated in one of these packing sessions on a cold Chicago night last month!
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) applauds the June 15 announcement offering Deferred Action to eligible younger immigrants. This action will change the lives of young people who call America home, but who have been unable to live free from the fear of deportation to a country they may not even remember.
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Ancestry.com announced today it has launched a collection of more than 1,700 recorded oral histories from immigrants who arrived in the United States through Ellis Island. This is the first time this collection of poignant recordings has been available online. To celebrate the new addition, Ancestry.com is making its entire U.S. Immigration Collection free through Labor Day.
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The Rise and Fall of Their American Dream revolves around Carlos, Vijay and Mike; three fearless strangers whose relentless pursuit of the fabled 'American Dream' intersects. Their fateful meeting forever alters the course of many desperate lives.
Carlos, illegally migrates from Mexico and is forced to toil for pennies as a mechanic. Vijay is lured from India with the promise of riches by a greedy, conniving Indian motel owner who then enslaves him. Mike, who is indebted to his mob boss uncle, befriends the two immigrants. Their combined courage, ambition, and friendship lead them to the top of a criminal empire. One horrific misstep causes their monumental rise and entire lawless exploit to come to a crashing halt, forcing these three young men to define their loyalties.