Chelsie Popoca

Chelsie Popoca

Salt Lake City, UT

This nation holds the promise of the American dream: the freedom and opportunity to make it, and make it good. I, as a born citizen in the U.S.A. have all rights and priveledge of acces to it. I am well aware of those who don’t. And why don’t they? Because they came illegally. But, does anyone who says these people are “evil” or “criminals” stop to think about why they come? I was, too, was ignorant to the whys until I found out for myself. I found out it’s not as easy as it sounds to “just get your Green card.” Trust me, if it were my husband, and many other people without one would already have it. I am ashamed of my countrymen for speaking against good people who just want the American Dream and don’t have a good place to start. Those people who demand tougher laws will only hurt good people. They should demand that better laws help those people get to our country legally. I was once proud of my country and proud of the American Dream. Now I am not, because it has shown the selfishness and bigotry of those who should be willing to welcome any who want to embrace it.

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