My name is Edwin Jerez Gonzalez, and I was born on September 8, 1998 in Guatemala. The most important thing for me was to reach the United States - it was a dream and came true. I realized at that moment that I crossed the border was a moment of joy and great happiness and it was the best step I ever took in my life. That was very happy when I told my family that I was already in the United States in only three weeks.
My name is Elmer Alexander Guillén, and I am from El Salvador. For me, it is important to be happy and be with my family and friends. One important moment in my life was when I met my parents earlier this year. I had lived in El Salvador now whole life, but now I live with my parents in Red Hook, Brooklyn..
Immigrants come illegally like enrique.
Migrants leave central america leaving drug violence.
Smugglers help enrique cross mexico to the north.
Millions of people leave violence and drugs.
Children, victims of violence, leave central america alone to come illegally to U.S.
Living illegally with a big fear, hiding from la “migra”
From central america to the north come alone research jobs money reach new live.
I’m coming I’m coming to drop of my mother
Who finally allows her come
Jasmin run to the car
Maria isabel takes backpack
One picture of her daughter
Walks briskly into the bus terminal
She does not look back
She said It is all right
Bus Pulls out
Jasm’n waves and calls out Adios Mami
Money from enrique
Smuggler sneak her to pass borders
She was in back of the bus full of immigrant crowded like sardines
She was nervous from smuggler
When Enrique first arrives to the United States,
he promises himself two things:
to leave drugs behind
and to bring his daughter to the north,
Enrique brings his daughter Jasmin
Maria Isabel sobs and embraces her daughter.
Enrique treats her very good, watches tv shows with her
and her grandmother Loudes says,
“Everything that I lost with Enrique,
I am enjoying with Jasmin.”
A Daughter’s Feelings:
A found poem by Yailyn Munoz
Adapted from Enrique’s Journey
Runs toward her mother when she sees her.
”Mami!” She cries.
Sobs and embraces.
Crooked teeth, curly hair, and a big smile.”
Keeps her distance from Enrique.
”He is your father,” Maria Isabel insists.
Enrique tried to bridge the divide by spoiling his daughter.
Grows closer to her father.
“You are my girl,” Enrique says.
Inseparable from her grandmother.
Spend time together.
May 31, 2016
“I can’t miss it,”
Enrique says to himself.
How can he escape?
Migrants agents are standing nearby.
Sees an old bicycle, he climbs on top.
Jumps and the soles of his feet smack onto the ground.
Before La Migra notice.
Enrique runs back toward the cemetery
To hide until ten am
On this day, March 26, 2000.
Enrique grabs one of its ladder,
Summons his strength and pulls himself up.
He is aboard.
Sanders wishes, like Hillary, to remain true to Obama’s plan for immigration. He wants to continue the DREAM act by Obama. He does not want to deport children and wants to make citizenship easier to attain for illegal aliens. He wants to give illegal aliens better opportunities and better rights for their children. Sanders is very leftist in his ideas and policies. He directly opposes candidates like Trump, Cruz, or Carson. At this point in time, Sanders is opposed to deporting people directly and wants to treat illegal immigrants as people.
Donald Trump often gets a rise out of his supporters with big words and big hatred and prejudices against Mexicans and Muslims. With such vocal opinions and grand speeches that lack substance, critics often wonder whether the man has a set idea on how to accomplish what he promises to do.
Hillary Clinton wants to help families that would be torn apart if undocumented immigrants are taken out of the country. She supports the DREAM Act, and wants to help to it remain as she feels that would benefit immigrant families. She supports Obama, which is not that unusual considering they are both part of the Democratic Party. Her immigration reforms are similar to Bernie Sander’s immigration reforms.
In present times, a big political issue illegal immigration. This issue has probably been occurring most notably with Donald Trump. He’s made very condescending comments about Mexico as a country as well as Mexican immigrants into the U.S.
No matter what position you have on immigration, most people agree that our immigration policy is in need of being reformed. The question is, what changes should be made? Presidential Candidate Donald Trump says on his website (donaldjtrump.com) that we must put our own needs as a country first before we think about immigrants. Although this is a fair argument, with the recent flood of refugees from Syria and an increase with immigrants from Mexico, it is not enough to just think of ourselves.
Immigration is an issue that constantly appears throughout America’s history and remains controversial to this day. Many people are fearful of losing jobs and resources to immigrants, they feel threatened by that which they do not understand. However, in The Atlantic's article Why American Cities Are Fighting to Attract Immigrants, evidence was cited proving immigrant’s various contributions to our society. In 2011, the New American Economy reported that immigrants made up 28% of the small business workforce.
I believe that the democratic candidate will be Bernie Sanders. I believe he will be representing the democratic party because he has a very powerful voice among the youth. In social media he is able to come out on top through praise. His main focus points are around the economy, immigrants and fair educational opportunities for everyone in America. Many people are able to see him as a top contender because he focuses on issues that hit close to home. They think he could change the economic situations that people are suffering through and would help people who need a better life.
How did the Syrian crisis start? What events led to many people trying to flee their homes? I want to research the Syrian Refugee crises and how the crises started. It is interesting because it is covered a lot in the media and is a big problem currently especially after the Paris attack and all the immigration problems. I want to focus on all the problems that started in the beginning to the people in Syria, so I can add that to the conversation.
It is natural to take precautionary action when devastating events occur, for example, the Paris bombings. However, with the recent increase in violence and the foreign tensions between Western and Eastern society, the United States has become a bit paranoid. Immigration is vital in a country’s success and can determine the fate of it, so it must get great attention and the process must be taken care of in order for a country to be in harmony. Recently, the United States proposed ideas and enforced some rules on immigration that seem irrational and out of hand.
If you happen to own a television you may know that there have been problems in the Middle East for quite some time now. If you have ever tuned into a news channel at all in your lifetime, you have probably heard of these problems. Although many of us know of these issues, not enough of us care to find a solution. Inviting refugees into countries that will support and take care of them during this crisis seems like an obvious solution, yet so many people are against doing that. Many people hear the word “immigrant” and want nothing to do with them in our country.
In my opinion it does. I find myself often switching between languages without even thinking about it depending on the situation. It also teaches you the values and customs of both cultures and you can take what you like from both throw away what you don't and completely make it your own little culture. Research shows that Children of immigrants "They have higher incomes; more are college graduates and homeowners; and fewer live in poverty. In all of these measures, their characteristics resemble those of the full U.S. adult population." It also shows that