Be Aware!

Screen Shot 2017-04-19 at 10.35.18 PMUnder President Trump’s administration everyone who does not look like they belong in the U.S. should be extra careful with what they do.  Government officials are  looking for any excuse to get people out of this country. Now that people know who is running the country; they feel entitled to do anything they want with those they believe are illegal immigrants. In the article attached this young man (Juan) just got deported back to Mexico, the country he left when he was 9 and hadn’t returned since. This occurred because he didn’t have the proper documentation on him, and was denied the chance to get them after he was detained.  Officials are being very strict and taking advantage of their power. We all need to be very careful, and avoid any issues what so ever!

Advertisements

Just Looking for Someone to Blame!

 

I always hear people saying “Immigrants are taking all our jobs”, “Immigrants are ruining the United States”, “Immigrants are changing what America is all about”…etc. But in reality, America wouldn’t be what it is, without us. We gave the US a little
“spice,” with the variety of cultures we brought here. The sameAnti-Immigrant1.png people who say those things, are out eating Mexican food, and getting some type of work done by an immigrant. They are so fast to turn their backs on people who come here in search of a better future without harming anyone, than the people who were lucky enough to be born here,and just didn’t take advantage of it. People easily think they are superior than other people just because a piece of paper tells them they belong in the US. But aren’t we all immigrants? Aren’t we all invading foreign land? No, when it comes to looking at it that way, people prefer to be blind. Just like in the article I stumbled upon, where they want to blame immigrants for making US citizens jobless, and poor, instead of actually looking at what they do wrong to be in the situation they are in. Maybe, they are too lazy to actually work, and prefer to ask for money at a red light. Or maybe they just don’t want to work for the pay the employer offers. So that’s when the immigrant comes in, and they do want to work, and accomplish success. So they are willing to work in any profession and get paid any amount, as long as they can provide for their families. People who are US citizens are able to receive endless benefits from the government, which also provides them with the excuse of not having timm jobo go and work, because they have other ways of receiving help. Unlike an illegal immigrant, who has to work and do everything they can to make some money just to be able to afford food for their family. Of course there’s exceptions to everything that I’m saying, but, we have to open our eyes to beyond ILLEGAL OR LEGAL

That is not the issue….

Nothing can stop us!

Being an Immigrant myself, gives me an inside look at the troublesome situations immigrants are apart of. My parents brought our family to the US in order to give my imm1.jpgsister and I a better future. My sister was 14 and I was 7, we didn’t have a say in the matter, so we were forced to be aliens in an unknown country. Because I was so young, and didn’t remember much about the country i was born in, I started adapting to the one I was in, and eventually loved and carfor it like it was my own. But in reality I was still an alien to it, Thanks to the Dream Act, which is a law that allows undocumented students to qualify for in–state tuition and be able to attend a two-year community college or a four- year university in the United States, I was able to continue my studies and become someone great. Also thanks to DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which allows immigrants to obtain a work permit, a social security and some of the benefits a citizen would have (this permit can be revoked at any time), I was able to be outgoing and start working in different places and I was also able to obtain my drivers license. These laws came into play in 2012, and changed so many people’s life’s, including my own. I was able to graduate high school, knowing that I could get in any college/university I wanted, and had no legal issue to deal with. My sister sand I able to acquire a greater education and somewhat have opportunities that US citizens obatianed. My sister and i both attend Maryland. I’m working on my Bachelors and she is working on her Masters. These laws gave immigrants a sense of hope. Because as we all might know, a lot of parents bring their families here, in hopes of giving them a chance to obtain success. They leave everything behind. Their culture, their assets, a lot of their family etc. They sacrifice all those things, just to be able to offer their family something better. Thanks to Obama. people were able to see light in such dark time. So many people marched and fought for this, and once it finally happened, imm
people cried of joy. It was honestly a huge milestone for immigrants in this country. That is why, now having Trump as our president and hearing all his threats to take away all of what the US has being able to do for immigrants, its just disgusting. SO many lives will get destroyed; so many hopes and dreams will be shattered. This is why, WE as a country need to fight for out immigrants and expose the great value they have in the country