On that Note…

We bid you, adieu. We thank you for reading our posts, laughing at our memes, and watching the videos we shared. In the past month we’ve discussed the Dream Act, the Trump administration’s immigration reform, H-B1 visas, immigration in Canada versus the United States, stories of undocumented people living in the US, as well as, the historic “A Day Without Immigrants” strike, along with many more.

Of course we had some trials and tribulations as a group. As a group, it was difficult making sure we were all on the same schedule with posting and that our posts were coherent and within the topic of immigration. The biggest takeaway from this project is that research is vital! When running a blog, it’s important to have your facts straight, people will be reading your blog looking for information and you can’t misinform them and become unreliable. I didn’t expect to find an interest in blogging, I don’t know about the rest of the ladies..but I think I might take this on and explore blogging some more.

A lot was learned during this time writing about all these different topics, we understood why some things are set up the way they are, and how we can change other things if, as a population, we all work towards this goal of a warmer melting pot. During the time we were documenting the recent news on immigration, nothing much is changing, in fact, things are getting worst. There are more deportations, racism is thriving–as shown with our post Terps for Trump, and families are being divided. As we said, immigration is a very special topic to most of us–given that we come from a foreign background and our families migrated to the United States.

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The discussion on immigration must continue, we must #resist.

 

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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!

Canada Welcomes Malala

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This week the Prime Minister of Canada welcomed Malala into his country.  His invitation extended later on when he gave her honorary Canadian citizenship. Malala is from Pakistan and has endured many trials in her short life. She is a strong advocate for education rights for all women and her journey has even landed her a Nobel Peace Prize. This article is a great example of how welcoming countries should be to outsiders. Many immigrants around the world have so much to offer the countries they’re in, they just need someone to give them a chance.