America Ferrera for Immigrant Heritage Month
Credit: I Am An Immigrant /

We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again: Immigrants make this country amazing! They’re the reason for the season — the reason we can say the U.S. has so much flavor, diversity, and strength. I’m not just saying this because I’m the child of immigrants (well okay, maybe I am because I know, firsthand, it’s true), but also because it’s Immigrant Heritage Month!

Although we should celebrate our cultures everyday, we have a whole month dedicated to doing just that.

To kick off Immigrant Heritage Month, some of our favorite celebrities have come together for a video called #IStandWithImmigrants.

The video launches the #IAmAnImmigrant campaign, which encourages viewers to discover and explore their own heritage and history.

In the video, we see stars like America Ferrera, George Takei, and Ilana Glazer saying how they stand with immigrants, reciting a poem by Lemon Andersen titled “I stand, Because I am…”

According to the YouTube page, the campaign states,

We stand with immigrants, and we can’t wait to celebrate the rest of Immigrant Heritage Month!