Dev G. Massachusetts


Immigration laws need to be examined.

Dear Mr./Mrs President, 

My name is Dev Gujarathi. First of all, congratulations on being the 45th president of the United States of America. I want you to consider this thought and really take time and process it.

America was first founded by immigrants. If it weren't for them, we might have not even been at the place we call home right now. 

It is believed that some 12,000 years ago, the people we call Native Americans or American Indians, migrated from northeastern Asia across the Bering Strait into Alaska, and then made their way down to the the land we know today as the United States of America. Without those people immigrating form their homes to where we are now, we might have never been here.

It is taught in schools that, "Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492." Where did Columbus come from? Spain! Even Columbus immigrated here. Although he got here accidently, trying to reach India to get spices, he still set forth the step and made it clear that there is a landmass here and that settling is possible.

The children of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in US are part of our future. They are our future teachers and professors, which educate our children, police and fire officals, who help save our lives, and employers, who help create jobs in this country. The US government is depriving them of staying here. The government is taking away part of our future. We need to stop the government from doing that. 

The immigrants that come to this country come from various countries. These countries include Mexico, India, China, Vietnam, El Salvador, and many more. The immigrants try to get here so they can lead a better lifestyle, as their way of life might not be as good in their respective countries. They try to get to America so that they can get a good job and provide for and support their families. 

Some immigrants come here illegally because the right way of getting into our country is really hard to get into. Since the immigrants are desperate to find a job, they take the wrong way of getting into the US. If the immigration laws were less stricter and the process of which they have to come in was shorter, I can almost guarantee that most immigrants would come into our country legally.

That is why I request you to please change the immigration laws so that our future can thrive.


Dev Gujarathi

Nipmuc High School

F Group WEX II


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