Dear Wilbert, I think your post was amazing because you explained why the murder dubs are the best streets in oakland because of there history. A line that stood out to me “How 10 Oakland Neighborhoods Got Their Names it shows where the streets got their nickname. It comments “once known as “The Rolling ’20s” or “The Roaring ’20s,” but…[Read more]
Dear Jade, I am very interested in your post because you add a football player perspective and you get to see what he does in his spare time and helps the community when you interview your mother and she explained how she tries to help the community and that could create a change to Oakland. I agree with you because we need a change in our…[Read more]
Did you know that immigrants come to the United States for reasons such as trauma and this motivates them to come to the U.S.A. In the article “Mercury News” is about the people that have been deported back to t
Dear Jose, I feel that your topic is an issue the government is not helping considering the situation. Overall your argument was strong and I didn’t feel lost in your article. Furthermore, one sentence that stood out to me was, ̈This is true because immigrants come to the United States for a better life.̈ This stood out to me because your whole article revolves around this claim, I also like how it was short and straight forward. However, I disagree with what you have to say about how, “Immigrants have a fear of deportation don’t want to go back to the violence.” Immigrants don’t only fear that they can also fear debt and or financial issues, having a place to stay, or even family, these are only a couple of examples and there a plenty more but everyone has reasons to be afraid to get deported and its not only violence. In the article you introduced, Why Does The U.S. Need Immigration Reform? The author writes how immigrants just want to gather with their families and a place to stay away from the place they were born in and many people can agree to how violence isn’t the only way to drive someone away from their home country. Just wanted to tell you there are more options for immigrants.
Dear Jose, I feel that your topic is a big issue and many people like the government aren’t doing much about. One sentence that stood out to me was,” —Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. With violence and crime now at unprecedented levels—they are among the top 10 most violent countries in terms of homicides—that number had jumped to 42 percent in 2016.” This stood out to me because a lot of immigrants come to united states so they could be safe and not worry about all the danger that is happening in their home town, this also shocked me because there is a lot of violence risking peoples life.However, one thing I think you could have added was how immigrants struggle to continue being with their family if they keep getting deported and can’t find jobs because of it. But overall you have a strong article.
Dear Jose I think your post was very interesting because you were talking about the immigrants and why they were in the u.s.A line that stood out to me was “First, Not all Immigrants but many have the choice to come to the united states to get rid of the violence and for a better life and so they can help their family” is because this is true and that they only come to get some work in this place.I agree with your point that they don’t want to go back because they are afraid of what could happen. Thank you for writing and keep it up with this.
Dear Jose, One sentence that stood out to me was, “Although there are many struggles im still going to be successful by just being me.” It stood out to me because you have lots of confidence in your future and your success. I am proud of your shadowbox because it has lots of meaning and at first glance it looks simple but once you read the meaning it says a lot about who you are as a person.
Dear Jose, First things first, your shadow box is beautiful, i’m glad you added photos of yourself and items that represent who you are! What stood out to me the most was the fact you explain and talk about your personal background in a way that allows people to really understand who you are. I loved your sentence ” Although there are many struggles im still going to be successful by just being me”. That really impacted me because sometimes I dont really realize that success can come in many other ways, and you just interpreted one, thank you! Although we may not know eachother I can see many are proud of who youve become and you should be too.
Dear Jose, Hi my name is Jonathan and I am a student at SJSU. I think it is very inspiring that you are very confident in yourself and your chosen identity. I see this in your last sentence where you say “Although there are many struggles I’m still going to be successful by just being me.” It is very admirable that you love to work hard and that you will work hard to be successful no matter what struggles you may face. I also enjoy playing video games at home. I play league of legends. I wonder what games you like to play.
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