“I’m a proud third-generation American-Mexican, and my family’s journey and their sacrifices helped me get to where I am today,” said the singer.
Selena Gomez showed her support for immigrant college students experiencing more unusual graduation ceremonies this year. The singer recorded a hopeful message that was part of Define American’s virtual graduation ceremony over the weekend. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many colleges and universities have hosted virtual graduation ceremonies adhering to stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines. In the address, Gomez recounted part of her family’s experience as immigrants and how their sacrifices helped shape who she is today.
“Congratulations to all the immigrads! 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,” said Gomez during the #Immigrad 2020 Virtual Commencement. “I want you guys to know that you matter. And that your experiences are a huge part of the American story.” Read more