Politics was never one of my interests until Donald Trump became a Presidential Candidate. It changed everything. It gave me worries about all the immigrants in America, about people who basically built the greatest country in the world. And now, he’s talking about deporting them all.
Trump keeps saying: “Thousands of Americans have been killed by illegal immigrants”. This statement is, in fact, not true. Immigrants don’t kill people, people kill people, just some of them happen to be immigrants. Here is a well-known fact: illegal immigrants are less likely to engage in criminal behavior than the native-born population.
According to ACS data, the U.S. immigrant population stood at more than 42.4 million, or 13.3 percent, of the total U.S. population of 318.9 million.
Does Donald Trump seriously plan to depart the immigrants?
Trump sees issues and barriers but immigrants are more than question marks to water cooler conversations.
Who’s going to serve you food in a restaurant? Who’s going to park your car? Who will make your bed in the hotel? Who’s going to do your laundry? Who will bring your food delivery or drive you to the point of your destination?
Millions of people enter the United States for better opportunities and a brighter future for their children. When did that become a crime? Is it a crime to work 12-16 hours a day so you can send money back home to your starving family? Is it a crime to pay taxes even though you work for cash? Is it a crime to learn English, so you can get the best education? Is it a crime to work dirty jobs that not every American citizen agree on? Is it a crime to sacrifice everything you had and come to the United States to chase “The American Dream”?
Immigrants seek refuge in this country with good intentions. I’m not talking about terrorists, I’m speaking on behalf of the undocumented immigrants who crossed the border, about tourists whose visa expired and they couldn’t renew it. There’s something in this country that makes people want to come here, stay and start a new life. Why would somebody wish to take that from them? Everyone deserves a second chance.
When Donald Trump speaks about “making America great again”, he does make it sound like this country lost its quality. The United States are great for everyone who’s willing to see it. Making America a better place shouldn’t start with a deportation of immigrants.
Vote wisely, citizens of the United States.