Maxime Acosta

#ImmiGrad

Our annual hashtag celebrates the resilience and joy of American immigrant families.

Maxime Acosta

Dumont, NJ

My mom came to America From Dominican Republic without anything. She came first, I came 8 months later. With the help of my aunt she found a babysitting job and found a studio APT. It wasn’t until 5 years later, I was able to legally travel back home. She was scared, our visas had expired. Sometimes there wasn’t enough money for the rent, Sometimes there wasn’t money for anything, but she persevered And pushed through, all for my brother and I. From cleaning bathroom floors, to caring for children; my mother did it all! I owe her everything. I wouldnt be half the women I am now, without her! This Graduation not only goes off to my mother, but to the million of #Dreamers out there, the immigrants, the Latino community!! We too can dream, we are educated!! We can achieve everything we set our minds too and we can build dreams bigger than a wall built out of hatred and prejudice.. We make America Strong, we make AMERICA grate! This country is built off of Inmigrants who once came here in hopes of a better life, they came here with the “AMERICAN DREAM” in mind, like most of us, like most of our parents. This ones for the Immigrads 🖤

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