Lin-Manuel Miranda debuts star-studded ‘Immigrants’ video

“Immigrants (We get the Job Done)” … powerful message!!

Repeating Islands

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A report by Kate Feldman for the New York Daily News.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” debuted a new single off “The Hamilton Mixtape” Wednesday with a powerful message behind it.

The song, “Immigrants (We Get The Job Done),” comes from a lyric from the “Hamilton” song “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)” and features rappers K’naan, Residente, Riz MC (Riz Ahmed) and Snow Tha Product — respectively, a Somali Canadian, a Puerto Rican, a British Pakistani and a Mexican-American.

The music video focuses on immigrants around the country, working in sweat shops and on farms, as well as imagery of ICE raids.

“This election cycle has brought xenophobia and vilification of immigrants back to the forefront of US politics,” Miranda wrote on Genius.

“This is a musical counterweight.”

This week, he also launched the “Ham4All” contest, which encourages fans to donate $10 to…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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