The Other Immigrant List, (TOIL) was born in light of Donald Trump signing into law an order mandating the Secretary for Homeland Security to make public a weekly list of criminal actions committed by immigrants living in the U.S.
We started out by asking fellow immigrants for positive lists to counter the criminal lists Trump intends to publish. And we have received not only lists but stories describing different journeys of struggle, accomplishments, contributions, hard work and tenacity.
With lists, stories, anecdotes, and more, we want to shed light on the positive – on the real story about who we are.
We’ll be sharing these stories (in which we are only asking for first names) and spreading them everywhere possible. Our goal is to tell our truth, share these stories all over (the web, news media, blogs, and more) and educate fellow Americans about what this country is about.
We need to tell our story.