Brandy D. Colorado


Immigration has been in our lives forever. Future presidents want to do something to get rid of undocumented immigrants but how do we stop them.

Dear Mrs./ Mr. President:

America is the land of the free and the home of the brave. Why wouldn’t undocumented immigrants want to pursue a better life here? We need to remember that immigration plays an important role in our lives on a daily basis. Stereotyping refugees places a difficult understanding among Americans, that places great harm to our society. The Pledge of Allegiance alone says a lot about the nation’s beliefs on independence and honoring individuals.

I have not experienced personal hardships as I am blessed to have not had to ever flea my country. I am a born American citizen and have never gone through issues personally of dealing with other cultures, language or different customs. However, I do personally know a few people who are living here undocumented. I see how they have to work and get paid under the table because they have no social security number. They are struggling here on a day to day basis because they have no identity.

Politifact states that “Donald Trump wants to propose a wall that goes nearly 2,000 miles that can go as high as 50 feet tall.” Trump wants to compose this wall to keep undocumented immigrants from entering the country. PBS states that, “Undocumented immigrants are caught crossing the border with illegal drugs, commit sexual trafficking, and are causing crimes. On the other side, Hillary Clinton wants to secure and reform borders for all undocumented immigrants. Her first hundred days of her presidency she wants to give out packets to refugees to become citizens of the United States. Also she wants to make  laws people who don’t want to follow her plans to become a citizen.

I suggest we create a strong system with the wall, that will allow refugees who currently reside in the United States to remain here. A plan of action which should include a faster asylum process. While keeping undocumented refugees from entering the United States. I feel there are many deprived Americans and military veterans who deserve more help in certain areas we should spend more time on helping out own and people who re already living here, whether they are documented or undocumented. Deal with what we have at hand before adding more to our issues!


Brandy D.

Wheat Ridge HS

Composition for the College Bound English

Twelfth graders in Colorado

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