My friend Dustin Connors is an elementary teacher in New York and he released a short video of a young boy from Yemen talking about the violence in his homeland and making it to the United States. It’s a simple but beautiful take on the elevation of immigration in our country’s history.

Please check it out and share it:

A Boy Out of Yemen from Dustin Connors on Vimeo.

If you’ve follow the attention towards Hamilton, the musical, you’ve probably read that Founding Father Alexander Hamilton emigrated from a Caribbean Island, St. Croix. My own grandparents and even Trump’s mother immigrated in the 20th century.

Posted by Jeff Reifman

Jeff is a technology consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. Check out Portland Wild, a visual map-driven guide to Portland's public art, its Heritage Trees and its Little Free Libraries.