A Student New York

Undocumented immigrants

Keep undocumented immigrants in the US

Dear Next President,

I'm immigrant and I have an undocumented immigrant mother who I did not see for 13 years. Now I finally can be with her and I am a student the BIHS. It is my last year of high school, and I have to be thinking what my goals are: to go to college, to study the career I want and be able to specialize in what I want. It may not be easy but I will fight to achieve it and I will make it. As an immigrant, I am confident that my next president will be a great person. Trust that us immigrants do not want to be bad for this country, we all work very hard to have a different life from our home countries. For example in my native country to be treated in hospitals or have a job is very difficult, and every day all parents have to feed their children. There is violence in my country. It is very difficult and you cannot sleep with quiet. I was three years old when my mother came to the United States. She had great suffering to separate from me and fought very hard to have a job and help my grandparents and me so that I can finally be with her. After all, many families are afraid to return to their home countries because there they might not have a job and no longer have a house to live in, or they may die in the hands of criminals.

Day by day all immigrants like me come to this country and most of this country is immigrants who fight for work and to take care of our children. My mother, she wants me to be a professional person, she wants the best for me. She herself could not study, and she wants me to get an education so that no one humbles me, and so that I do not go hungry as often as she did. I have a brother, an 8-year-old who was born here in the US, and I do not want him to one day be motherless because the government decides that because we are immigrants, we cannot be here. Immigrants are all afraid to come to unknown places that are not your own. We are only looking for new opportunities and to move forward with our families.

Everything you hear about immigrants is very ugly. There are, of course, some bad people, but that does not mean we are all the same. We as young people will be the next generation and we are responsible for changing our future. Our chosen next President, deportation is not the best solution. Deportation means the separation of many families.


A Student

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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