These Americans share what it feels like to be told: 'Go back to where they came from'

(CNN)Over the weekend, President Donald Trump attacked a group of progressive Democratic congresswomen by sarcastically suggesting that "they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."

To 'go back where you came from' is a slur that's been used against people of color in America -- and elsewhere -- for decades.
CNN asked to share their experiences. Here are 8 of those stories, sent in via Twitter and WhatsApp, in their unedited forms:

Sauleh Siddiqui, 35
Washington DC resident

    I'm a professor of Civil Engineering and Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Johns Hopkins University and live in Washington DC. I grew up in Pakistan, and came to the US because of college. I am now a naturalized citizen. Last year, I was on a research trip to Berlin with some American colleagues.
    I was talking to my European colleagues about how the food and coffee in Europe is so much better than the United States. One of my American colleagues got a bit annoyed at this, and interrupted me and said that I can go back to my country if I don't like America and that no one forces me to live in the US. I was already a US citizen by then. In college, a professor of international relations once asked me in class where I was from. Once I told him, he said that I should go back to Pakistan once I am done studying so I can fix my country. He said it was a global problem that people like me didn't go back to fix their own countries

    Daniela Perez, 21
    Miami resident

    I'm a Colombian, naturalized American citizen and I'm a Journalism and Political Science Major at the University of Miami.