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.
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.