Selena Gomez has shared a special message for graduates from immigrant families as commencements were cancelled due to coronavirus.
During the #Immigrad 2020 Virtual Commencement, a national celebration of students from immigrant families and supporters of immigrant rights,” the 27-year-old singer said they were all a part of the American story.
“I know that this is a virtual ceremony, but it is very real. And it’s very real to all the families and all of you and your communities. I want you guys to know that you matter. And that your experiences are a huge part of the American story,” Selena shared.
She continued, “When my family came here from Mexico they set into motion my American story, as well as theirs. I’m a proud third-generation American-Mexican, and my family’s journey and their sacrifices helped me get me to where I am today. Mine is not a unique story. Each and every one of you has a similar tale of becoming an American.”
“Regardless of where your family is from, regardless of your immigration status, you have taken action to earn an education, to make your families proud, and to open up your worlds,” Selena added. “I’m sending all of my love to you guys today and congratulations, and I hope that you guys are set off to be everything that you want to be.”