Doniyorkhon M. New York

Undocumented Immigrants need help

A lot of undocumented immigrants are having a hard time living in the United States and the government needs to stop coming after them.

Dear President of the United States,

I’m an immigrant that traveled from another country to the United States to get an opportunity and education that would help me change the world and make things better. I would like you to know that immigrants wake up every day to go to work so they can make money to pay their rent, food, clothes and pay money for their children. How can you make money? You make money by the amount of work you do in your job. How do you find a job? You look for it. To find a job, you need papers that prove you are legally in this country. If you are not, then it’s really hard for you to find a job because most of the places they pay you by check, and to receive a check you need have papers, such as social security number and green card to prove you're legal in this country. Not all immigrants have that. Next President, let undocumented immigrants work and don’t come after them because they are working while going to school. Nobody gives them money for free, they have to work for it.

According to an article called “Issue Overview: Immigration reform,” “About 11 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States. They came into the country without permission or stayed longer than they were supposed to.” As you can see there are 11 million undocumented immigrants who live in the United States. Isn’t it a lot? It is. Those undocumented immigrants came to the United States the same reason I did and I know that most of them work to make money. It is not easy for somebody that is illegally in the country trying to work because they need to find work that pays them cash, because when you get paid cash you don’t need work papers. Most of the jobs in the United States pay by check. 

According to an article called “Young immigrants stage a risky border protest,” “Saavedra, who graduated from Kenyon College in Ohio, says he’s American in every way, except for having legal papers. He said his 60-year-old grandfather, who lives in Mexico, makes a dangerous trip each time he visits relatives in the United States. 'Why does it have to be almost a death sentence every time he wants to go see his daughters?' Saavedra asked.” Next President, why? According to Cindy Carcamo of the Los Angeles Times, “Maria Peniche, 22, left a year ago to live in Mexico City. She came to the United States legally when she was 10, she said and overstayed her visa. In Boston, Peniche said, she worked three jobs to pay for college and grew frustrated that there was no immigration relief in sight.” This shows that Maria, a woman who worked three jobs to pay to get an education, became disappointed with the college service by seeing that there was no relief for the immigration. If undocumented immigrants get caught by police they will get sent back to their country and get deported which means they can’t come back to the United States ever again. So all the hard work they did falls apart. All of their hopes would fall apart.

Congratulations on your presidency, and I hope you will be one of the successful presidents. After reading my letter, please let undocumented Immigrants work because they are working hard to get money and education. It’s not easy for them to be scared of the government of the country they think would make their life better.


Doniyorkhon Mukhamaiev


Issue Overview: Immigration reform. (n.d.). Retrieved November 01, 2016, from

Carcamo, C. (2013). Young immigrants stage a risky border protest. Retrieved November 01, 2016, from

Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times

Brooklyn International High School

BIHS Seniors 2016-17

Brooklyn International High School, in New York City, is a public school for recent immigrants to the U.S.

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