Ritzi Oklahoma


Immigration is a big deal that most people shake off, and others just plain out ignore. The truth is that we should be more considerate about this issue because because people are being deported, and there are a lot of kids who grow up with out their family being together or being there for them when they need them the most.

   Immigration is a major issue, not only in the US but also all around the world. When immigrants are deported the one's that suffer are their children. Due to this, the children grow up without a parent to guide them through what's wrong and whats right. They need someone to motivate them in life, someone to motivate them to keep moving forward and to tell them to not give up and to keep moving, even when there seems to be no hope.

   Immigration started to be an issue in the US in the 60's and it went into action in 1965. In 1965 the United States overhauled its immigration laws. Families are really affected by this. When the kids are left without the parents protection they feel alone and isolated and out of place. Some even get made fun of because the don't have a parent to go to when they need one or to just simply talk about their day or how they are feeling. Although they have friends that care deeply about them, they still feel alone and hopeless. The love that a friend gives them can never compare to the love of a parent.

  If you as our next president could step up and try to do something about it, then there would be less hurt in the world and fewer kids without their families. Something has to be done about this; we cannot have kids going around feeling this way and getting put down for not having their family together. They are the future, and we have to protect them. We need to stop this because, believe it or not, this is one reason why kids commit suicide.

   I know a bit about how it feels to feel alone and unwelcome. When I first got to the US I didn't know any English. Although I had my mom and my sisters and brothers here, I felt so alone because when I would go to school and see the kids laugh and play and hang out I felt really left out because I had no idea what was going on; for all I knew they could've been talking to me. So I know that if I felt like this with my family here I can only imagine how much harder it would be with out any parent or family member present. Some of the  kids that are left without their parents here do not speak English and when  they start to speak it they get some of the words twisted and say it backwards. I've been there, done that. It would be much appreciated if the kids  that speak English fluently would'nt make fun of them and bring them down in front of a whole crowd. This makes them  feel like they are as dumb as a bag of rocks. The people that would disagree with me are the ones that do not want any illegal immigrants in here. People like Donald Trump would not agree with me because he is a racist guy that thinks that Mexicans/Hispanics are the reason for every bad thing that goes on in the U.S.A. The thing he doesn't understand is that Hispanics are the main reason that America is still standing. They are the ones that do the hard work because white people are too lazy to be out doing such works. So my question is, why would you kick out the people that are basically running the system?

East Central High School - Tulsa

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