Between Tuesday’s State of the Union address, yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Comprehensive Immigration Reform, and the larger debates around citizenship and enforcement, there’s been a lot of dialogue -– both positive and problematic — around the role of immigrants in this country. This Valentine’s Day, 18MillionRising.org wants to show love and gratitude for the many contributions immigrants -– especially our Asian American Pacific Islander family members, community leaders, and workers –- have made to the very fabric of America. Folks like Hawai’i Senator Mazie Hirono; journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas; and neonatal ICU nurse and Superstorm Sandy hero Menchu DeLuna Sanchez.

Want to join 18MR in sharing stories and showing love for our AAPI brothers and sisters? Submit your stories and images here! Or, use the hashtag #18millionhearts on Twitter and Instagram, and Like 18MR on Facebook and tag us in your stories and posts. #18millionhearts help drive the pulse and passion of America.

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