Immigration Struggle

What do immigrants have to go through? Based on what I see happening in my community, Oakland, and others has made me think how some immigrants have had to deal with a lot of stress and worries because of Donald Trump. According to “The radical immigration changes under Trump that went unnoticed” it explains that “Ever since US president Donald Trump took office, his administration has pursued radical anti-immigration policies that have garnered global attention. The government has separated families, detained children, and even used force to prevent asylum seekers from crossing the southern border. At one point the president suggested shooting immigrants in order to stop them” (Merelli). Immigrants care about each other and their families like everyone else, and these new policies are degrading. Based on the research it is clear that Donald Trump has made it worse for Immigrants because he is ending support programs for families and increasing trauma for immigrants.Firstly, Trump has made it dismal for immigrants because he is ending programs. In the article called “A looming change in immigration policy is spooking Bay Area families” By ERICA HELLERSTEIN, who is an award-winning investigative journalist

and feature writer, covering politics, gender, and human rights she explains how if Donald Trump continues to take away the food resources like food stamps or medicaid then people will struggle with getting food and keeping their kids bellies full and healthy. In this article Hellerstein also mentions Yuri’s story and said “She worries, she said, about how she will keep her children’s bellies full without food stamps. But she doesn’t want the use of social service programs to put her at risk for deportation somehow” (Hellerstein). By analyzing the research it is clear that Donald Trump is just giving more fear to immigrants and he is making it worse for the people he said he would support. Donald Trump is making innocent people suffer for example kids, it’s not their fault their parents or they are immigrants and that is no reason for Trump to take away food stamps for people.On top of cutting support programs,Donald Trump has also increased trauma for immigrants. In that article called “After family separation at border, Guatemalan teen’s mental health collapsed during 11-month detention” By Rebecca Plevin she talks about how Artemio mental health is from being separated from his. Plevin said “Officials separated the father and son…When Artemio and López were reunited in Southern California in June, López realized his son was a different young man. Artemio, who used to labor in his family’s fields and play soccer in the afternoons, had lost weight and paled, and had all but stopped speaking. He didn’t sleep well and wouldn’t eat or drink water” (Plevin). Based on this quote from Plevin’s article it is clear to me that Trump doesn’t only affect people emotionally but also mentaly. All of the actions that Trump is taking are affecting people a lot and one of those people was Artemio and his family.

What worries people the most is if Artemio will ever be the same young boy he was before.

Though Donald Trump is doing this harm, People don’t stop their fight and they Protest for their rights and what they think is right.

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In Conclusion, Immigrants have never had it easy on them and Trump is just making it worse and is also affecting the community more because he is allowing murder against inoccent people who are just trying to work to feed their families and Exeed.

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Hiral Lariya
Hiral Lariya
May 15, 2020 12:18 am

Dear American,
This was a very well written post. Thank you for doing all the research and sharing an important topic. You explained the situations and problems that immigrants face and how Trump’s administration may be making it hard for them. I appreciate how you did the research to back up your points. Keep up the great work.

March 16, 2020 1:24 pm

Thank you for doing this research. I like how you both explain the federal policies/decisions and highlight the impact of them on individuals. I also appreciate how you linked to the articles you are referencing so readers can review your sources. I wonder how these policies and/or individuals have been affected by the covid-19 pandemic?

Erica Hodgin
Erica Hodgin
March 11, 2020 4:27 am

Thank you for sharing about this important topic. You’ve done a great job explaining how the immigration policies and actions that the Trump administration have taken are severely detrimental to immigrants and migrants to the US. I appreciated how you brought up the financial impact and the mental health issues that may arise for parents and children. I wonder what you think that residents of the US can do to fight back about these policies? What action steps do you think people can take to help?

January 16, 2020 6:01 am

Dear America,
I think your post was really interesting and thoughtful because of how you explained that immigrants have to go through a lot of struggles and how Trump is only making it harder for them to succeed. A line that stood out to me was “Immigrants care about each other and their families like everyone else, and these new policies are degrading” because it’s true that they are just like anyone else and they have feelings. This also connects to what I have wrote about because it talks about wage theft which is one of many struggles that immigrants have to face. Thanks for writing, you are a very skilled and powerful writer and keep it up.

January 10, 2020 9:14 pm

Dear America, I feel surprised about your article I love the way you talk about the immigrant struggle how they have been impact one sentence that stood out to me was Immigrants care about each other and their families like everyone else, and these new policies are degrading. This stood out because they care about other people and I see on TV that Donald Trump has affected immigrants that he says that immigrants bring drug in the United States but it not true what he says about immigrants.

December 31, 2019 6:05 pm

Hey America,
I enjoyed reading your article about immigrants and how they have been impacted. I really loved how you talked about immigrant struggles and how trump made everything worse for immigrant families. You also involved a lot about the protests that people have done to help out these families that are being attacked by trump. I can see you put in a lot of time into this article because of how empathetic you are for immigrant families and how much research was put in. I was just wondering one thing that you can include as a topic, why do people decide to come to the U.S? It can help you out because it would tell us as readers why it is so important for immigrant families to stay in the U.S.

Jesus Ramirez

December 26, 2019 9:06 pm

Dear America, I feel through this article you care for immigrants and their rights being taken away from them. Being seperated from your family can really change a person, and not in a good way. I see Trump is making racist decisions and isnt thinking about how these families are being treated and how they feel about it. People in the government should make rights that are equal for everyone. I also have a questoin for you, Have you asked yourself why Trump is targeting latinos?

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