Lin-Manuel Miranda debuted the powerful new video for “Immigrants (We Get The Job Done),” a cut off The Hamilton Mixtape, this past week on national television.

Inspired by a lyric in the Hamilton song “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down),” the “Immigrants” video focuses on the refugees’ plight – from war-torn situations to ICE raids – as well as their indispensable contributions upon immigrating to America.

The video features rappers K’naan, Residente, Riz MC (a.k.a. The Night Of actor Riz Ahmed) and Snow Tha Product – a Somali Canadian, Puerto Rican, British Pakistani and Mexican-American, Mashable notes – delivering their respective verses.

In addition to the video, Miranda announced a Prizeo contest to benefit the Immigrants: We Get The Job Done Coalition, “an alliance of immigration-focused nonprofits throughout the U.S. assembled by The Hispanic Federation.”

The sweepstakes, which fans can enter for a minimum of $10, will offer a grand prize of tickets to the premiere of the Los Angeles offshoot of Hamilton as well as a meet-and-greet with Miranda.

For more information on Lin Manuel’s Prizeo contest, click here.

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