On September 5, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the program introduced by President Obama in 2012 as a stopgap measure while the DREAM Act was stalled in Congress. Both DACA and the DREAM Act were designed to offer opportunities for young undocumented Americans—many of whom don't even remember living another country—who immigrated to the U.S. as kids. Trump's decision to end DACA calls the fates of these hardworking Americans into question. What's more, it compels Congress to finally pass the DREAM Act.
This recent decision flies in the face of what it means to be an American. For better or for worse, our country was founded on illegal immigration, and since its inception it has looked to immigrants to help make it better and grander than it could have been without them. In a country like ours, everyone deserves to feel welcome. Sometimes, however, we need to go the extra mile in order to make them at home. This is how we learn; this is how we grow.
Let these multilingual children teach you how to say "welcome" in just about every major language in the U.S.