FAO Editorial on Migrants

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Editorial

 

Standing With The Migrants From The Margins

 

There are two things that have greeted us during the last few weeks—and these two things concern us all immigrants and migrants of this land.

 

We are not going to enter into debate on whether the more appropriate technical term that we use is that of being settlers—for we are, indeed, settlers as well, coming as we are from another land, our ways to coming to America and settling here varied and rough and unpaved at times.

 

The fact of the case is this: that we have been able to carve out a piece of our earth under the sun, and now trying to guard this piece of earth as fiercely as we can.

 

It is our prize for eking out a life here.

 

But the stories of our coming over—of our migrating to America, of our ‘coming to

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