“Don’t watch as your fellow minorities are being persecuted because soon that can be you”: Solidarity with immigrants

Parents are being taken from their children and children are being taken from their parents. Husbands and wives are fighting to keep their bond of wedlock due to being separated. Minors are being traumatized by viewing their homes being illegally invaded to take their mothers, fathers, and siblings away to be locked up or exiled. American families are being violated, oppressed, and broken and because of that, I have no understanding.

I don’t understand how a country that was built by immigrants and founded by immigrants and is still today maintained by immigrants be so hypocritical because in all actuality who isn’t a immigrant! I see no logic behind this outrageous act by the government, actually I see more loss than gain but aside from that, immigrants are humans with inalienable rights and they should not be rejected or banned from a better life. America once gave refugees hope. A real reason to keep striving for happiness. The phrase “America’s streets are paved with gold” with something that was taken literal and it placed comfort in their hearts to know that they were welcome to share in that liberty and opportunity that was America. Many people had left friends and family behind to make a better way for them and now that they have their success, liberty, and happiness it is being maliciously taken from them.

I can’t understand how other American citizens can agree with the ban of immigrants. This is their country just like it’s our country and they have just as much as a right to be here as we do. How can you willingly agree to send people who are fleeing persecution and poverty back to what they migrated from. Are you mad that human beings like you want the same opportunities as you? Or have you forgotten that freedom and happiness are the biggest pull factor of America? Whatever your reason for agreeing is doesn’t even matter because at the end of it all the travel ban is completely wrong and wicked.

I refuse to understand why children of the world are being denied and stripped of asylum. No Lack of jobs, no increasing population, no increase of crime or no war can justify the oppression and exile of children. I can’t imagine how they feel but I know that what they are going through can easily happen to me, especially since people’s rights doesn’t even protect them in America anymore well, I guess only if you are not of the minority huh? In my own opinion, this country was never great just better than others, but as of late America is becoming just like the others. No democracy, no justice, or no liberty and is only going to get worse unless we the people remember that we are the people of immigration.

Something I have come to understand is that if you are of the minority you are subject to being a victim of this America so don’t watch as your fellow minorities are being persecuted because soon that can be you. What’s going on in the world today is not meant for us to understand, we are just supposed to stand down and in this case let men, women, and children be deprived of human rights! But that’s not what I’m going to do. I’m going to make sure that everyone knows and understand that “immigrants are human” too and that’s the only understanding I have.

Sincerely from your companion, Brenchaz Brown AKA Mustafa Abb Raheem

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