Donna Gates-Smeall

Donna Gates-Smeall

Vaughn, WA

My grandparents came from England with their parents and built a life in New York so they could fulfill family dreams. They became farmers and even had a bakery where they rose at the crack of dawn to build their incomes to satisfy the dream. I am no exception to that rule. I believe all legal immigrants deserve the right to live here as an American and fulfill their dreams to keep their families safe, happy, and in pursuit of liberty. With the existing system, we limit the potential rights of others like my grandparents from living the American Dream as they did. Improve the immigration system for the benefit of all those individuals who seek to embrace an American independence from their homeland’s indifferent policies regarding having viable dreams of a great life.

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