Dear Mr./ Mrs. President,
As an immigrant who has been living in the United States (U.S.) for most of my life, I know how difficult it can be living as an immigrant in society nowadays. There are more than 42.4 million immigrants living in the United States. More than 42.4 million people who have travelled from their homelands and left their families to have a better life here. Millions of families have left their war-torn or poverty-filled countries because they expect a better life here, the freedom-filled, peaceful United States of America. All these families come here because they want to fulfill the “American Dream,” but they are disappointed to find that they are not accepted because they are seen as “minorities” or “different.” America is recognized for its diversity, so why treat each other differently because we are of a different race or social class? We should take pride in our diversity and acknowledge the amazing things this nation can do, rather than putting each other down.
From the workplace to school, immigrants of all races have to deal with injustice and discrimination. Instead of discriminating against each other due to differences, we can come together and change the world. Immigrants make up 13% of the United State’s population. If all 42.2 million immigrants get deported, the nation’s population will decrease by 13%, possibly more. Additionally, immigrants have a great impact on our society. It would be deeply appreciated if you, the next President of the United States, provide a pathway for citizenship for those inside and out of the U.S. and pass more laws guaranteeing immigrants new rights and opportunities. Rather than passing laws to get immigrants deported, pass laws that give illegal immigrants an opportunity to become citizens and get a good job to help them. I hope you take into consideration this crucial issue in our nation and make decisions that would positively impact immigrants and our nation overall. Congratulations on being elected President of the United States. I hope you make decisions that will positively affect everyone.