"I am a mother of three children and we have lived in the UK for 13 years now. I have worked and contributed to the economy. Yet, day in and day out I am told I am burden to society and local services. I am also reminded each day that my religion equals terrorism. So my daily quest is to live with my community and to bring up my children as well rounded individuals amidst this rhetoric and media nonsense. Politicians dont help either.
I choose to contribute to my community not because i want to disprove the myth of the dreaded migrant but because I simply want to. It doesnt take a genius to recognise good but it sadly takes very little to bring out racism. Unless you are a migrant you can't imagine being far away from your Country, being the odd one out, at work, at the supermarket, etc. Equally I try to understand people in smaller cities like cardiff who have only had migration on a large scale in the past 20 years or so.
At the end of the day we all have issues, so why not come together and ease those troubles. As a local, why not make migrants feel at home. As migrants, open your hearts and minds to a new culture. We must realise that we have more in common than differences. At the end of the day we all love our parents, love our children, love our family , so love is strong in us, so why not love our neighbour(s) no matter where they are from."