Dear Next President,
Even though I am only 14 years old and still have 4 more years in order to vote, I still see all the problems occurring in the country. There are many different problems that need to be solved with your help. Some of these problems haven’t affected me yet, but sooner or later, they're going to have a huge impact on my life. But there is one problem that is affecting my life today and it’s going to keep impacting my life if the problem isn’t solved.
About 10 years ago, I went to Trinidad and stayed there for a while with my family. They were all born in Trinidad, but my dad and auntie came to live in New York. Most of my family are immigrants; they weren’t born around New York. My great grandma, my other two grandmas and the rest of my family are immigrants. When immigrants come to New York, everyone treats them differently. It’s not right that they get treated differently because of their race. We should all stand together as one country and help each other.
People deserve to be treated equally because they are people just like us. The article, “Student Immigrants Stage A Risky protest At U.S.- Mexico Border,” states, “The immigrants debate focused on how a bill now in congress might affect about 11 million people who entered the country illegally or overstayed their visas.” In the article, Mateo and other young immigrants who came to the U.S. as children protested on Monday in Nogales. They asked to come across the harder they crossed in secret years to come legally avoided most of their lives.
Since I was younger, I always heard about immigrants and how they are treated, and the way they are treated immorally. It was very upsetting that I had to watch all those things happen to my family.
Cheyanne A., Pennsylvania