Dalilah Defuentez

Dalilah Defuentez

Ridgewood, NJ

I came to America, to accomplish my dream, to Do my Masters Degree, and become part of the America Working Class with proud and discipline and become American Citizen, but that dream it has becomes a nightmare, I consider myself as an Honorable Resident without the proper paper to work and accomplish my dreams. In March I was driving a car, and unfortunately I did not notice the car had a broken spotlight, I was stopped by police officer, about the car’s paper everything was in shape, but I was driving with a temporary driver permit, He looked at it, and immediately asked ” Are you legal or Illegal in this Country” yes or not? He pressure me several times to answered the same question, which I did not do it. With his car there were three or four more, it was under so much pressure for more than thirty minutes, then He finally let me go, He saw me in panic and terrorized I almost faint. Since then I my health has been affected, I get panic attacks and I am very afraid of the police, even if they are just walking when I see them I just want to see them a ask to have mercy of us and stopped treating us as a potential and hazardous criminals, I am not a criminal, and just do not have proper documents to live in the Country I have learned to love and consider my home. I pay taxes, I went to the school, I learn English and the American Culture. I just ask for a chance to live free without fear in America.

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