• Dear Viviana
    I am intrigued by your post , “Young Life at The Border,” because you used an experience from someone who traveled to Texas from Mexico to go to school. I also like how you added that young life is meant to aid children in other countries to go to school.
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: ” Andrea Perez Lopez is a…[Read more]

    • I appreciate how this post gives a timeline of America’s immigration history, but I feel lost about the Donald Trump part. You sort of jumped to it and didn’t even bother to explain why he made the decisions he did.

  • America is one of the most diverse countries in the world, with over 44.4 million immigrants in 2017 alone. People from all around the world come to America for many reasons but most of these immigrants come

  • While reading the first part of this book it seemed like Paul knew that Rwanda was not the loveliest place but it was still home to him. Also that the people did what they could with what little they had. He

  • Nowadays when you here immigrants you mainly think about Donald Trump and how he is making the look bad. But it’s not just Donald Trump that thinks this, immigration has been a “problem” since 1815 start

    • Hey Emanuel,
      You addressed the information well and brought good examples to support it. I think you should reread it for spelling and grammar checks to make your point more clearly. I agree with you about how Trump is trying to make immigrants look bad to complete his agenda. What do you think individual people can do to help fight Trumps agenda?

    • Hi Emanuel,
      I found your article on Trump and his view on immigrants ver interesting. You presented good examples and evidence of how Trump presents immigrants in a negative way, when they should be looked at in a completely opposite manor. I found this article that on your topic deeper, check it out, https://cmsny.org/trumps-executive-orders-immigration-refugees/

        • Hi Emanuel,
          You made a lot of good points that I agree with. You can’t base your opinion on an entire group of people off of a few instances like Trump is doing. You supported your opinion with valid points and good information. I think you did a very good job!

      • New York is a very multicultural state. You got Chinatown, Little Italy, etc. One thing that you might wonder about this is why are there so many different ethnic groups in this one place? Why did they choose to

        • Drew replied 8 months ago

          Dear Emanuel,
          Your article was very interesting, and I enjoyed learning more about the background of people in New York. I go to Buffalo to visit family, and this made me reflect on the people that I interact with there.
          Hearing your Mom’s story about coming to NYC was very moving. Coming to a new country and giving up your old life to help your children’s future is incredible.
          I recently did research about public housing, and found information about New York City. Apparently “New York City has a public housing waiting list with ‘a 1 percent vacancy rate and more than 270,000 families waiting for a spot’” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-public-housing/2015/09/11/2e55a57e-57c9-11e5-abe9-27d53f250b11_story.html). I know shelters aren’t technically public housing but I thought this information might be interesting considering your topic.
          I enjoyed hearing your unique perspective on this topic, and look forward to seeing what you write next!

        • Hey Emanuel,
          You presented all your information well and it makes sense that they would want to move here for a better life. I just wish America was putting into place more programs for family like yours who struggle with poverty and living situations. Our country was founded by immigrants and families like yours only help the economy, so I don’t know why some people don’t want to help immigrant families.

        • Your post was well written and I appreciate you adding in that little bit of personal information. My mom as well left her home country, in order to have a better life for me and my sister. I enjoyed the facts you added, which helped realize how diverse New York is.

        • What you wrote was very interesting and I agree that immigrants move from their home for a better life for themselves and their children. I think we need to put more effort into programs that assist those coming into the united states because the entire US is made up of immigrants who moved from unsustainable places to a place that is known for dreamers and those who can accomplish anything. Here’s an article I found about this idea (https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/06/17/key-findings-about-u-s-immigrants/)

        • Emanuel, your post very well highlights the motives many people have for leaving their home countries and immigrating to the United States. I too am a child of immigrant parents and I can speak to the experiences my parents have had living in this country and building their lives from scratch. A lot of the time people do not realize that leaving your birthplace and your home country is not easy; no one does it just for fun. I think that perhaps including more statistics on immigration specifically from Latin America would be beneficial to your argument and would validate your main point. Background on the current economic and social state of many Latin American countries would also be interesting to see in a post like this.

        • Hi Emmanuel, I thought this was an interesting article to read because of the statistics on the demographic in NYC. I did not expect there to be so much more minorities in the population compared to white people, so when I saw that only 30% of the population is white I was surprised. Another part I liked was that you gave your take on the topic and even showed your family’s experience with immigration into America.

        • Emmanuel,
          I thought your article about immigrants in the U.S was really interesting because I never really thought about all of the different ethnic groups in our country, it is really fascinating to see what this country has become because of immigrants. I also thought your thoughts on the American Dream were really inspiring as well, and I agree with you 100%. Great Job!

        • Hi Emanuel,
          Your post is quite interesting, especially how you shared your personal experience. This article I found presents some statistical information about immigration that you might find useful with the questions you asked in your post: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/06/17/key-findings-about-u-s-immigrants/.
          Your post was really interesting.

      • From what I read in the song “Revolution” by John Butler Trio, I think that this song is talking about white folks. Personally I don’t like this song, but I like what it stands for. A line that I found inter

      • I find it pitiful that we can still see cases of racism till this day. You can still see people of color getting mistreated either by other people or by the police. I will always have respect for the Black Lives

      • I respect the women’s rights movement. They are trying to get their voices heard in a world that was once seen in a mans world. However, their presence in social media is not the best, you’ll see a lot of  cr

      • My first thought is that this is bullshit because according to our bill of rights, we have the right to freedom of speech. This means that we are allowed to say whatever we want how we want to. I might be

      • Honestly if you text while driving than you are stupid. The amount of times that I hear that someone has been in a car accident because they were texting while driving is unfathomable. Nowadays everyone from

      • When I come home from school I usually play games for a few hours. Some people might think that this is not a good idea because I should go outside or do homework, but I get to school extra early so that leaves

      • Selective focus on the word “addiction”. Many more word photos in my portfolio…

        We all know that addiction is a pain, and fighting against that addiction is even harder. Well what if taking certain drugs is

        • The book Down These Mean Streets by Piri Thomas sounds very interesting and intriguing, I like how there is a character who is struggling. I think by having a character who is struggling makes readers more interested in reading it especially since addiction is very big in todays world. You have kids these day who are addicted to nicotine and marijuana so I feel like this book is a good example of what happens to people who have those kinds of addiction. I question What would strive this character to maybe become sober? How would he go at fighting this addiction?

        • Hello Emanuel, your idea and opinion on the problem of having to remove an addiction is very expressive problem. I actually like to read the book “Down These Mean Streets” it not expresses of how Piri wanted to fight his addiction, but of how a person is forcing them serfs of removing a habit that is unhealthy for them. An addiction is technically an infection (for example) that someone see that it does not harm them at the start, but after a few years it started to harm you physically, emotionally, and socially because it becomes part of someones life in a bad way. So it would mean that for Piri is gonna take him a lot of struggle to let it go. If these is happening in the book, it can mean that is happening to some people on these year.

      • In the second part of the book I am reading, Piri (the main character of the book) and his family had moved to Long Island. Piri wasn’t really a fan of this idea he thought that Harlem was the only place that w

      • So far the theme in “Down These Mean Streets” might remind the reader about some stories that you hear on the news. In the news you sometimes hear a story about a little kid getting racially targeted by a gro

      • Dear Yeira:

        I am interested in your post Because I feel like the amount of Trash and waste that you see in the streets and Oceans is overwhelming. Just a couple of days ago I wrote about how some parts of Manhattan, NY is built on trash.

        One thing you said that stood out to me is “It is basically a cycle on how it becomes a daily thing with…[Read more]

      • My name is Emanuel Gonzalez. What’s important to know about me is that at times I’m lazy, but when it really matters I do what I have to do. I was born April 6th, 2002.  I never really had a turn

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