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  • Dear Christina, Thank you for reading my poem. I wanted to address when you said that ” I thought this was a strong topic to talk about because all around Oakland and many other places lots of people are facing homelessness.” I thought this interesting because you addresed that there’s homeless people not just in oakland but other places too

      • Dear Martha,Thank you for reading my shadow box. I wanted to address what you said for example you said “another sentence that stood out to me was when you wanted to have no F’s and I see you in PLT already working on that pathway Good luck I know you can achieve your goals. ” This stood out to me because you show that you care.SIncereley, Ulises

          • Thank you for reading my shadow box. I wanted to address what you said for example you said “another sentence that stood out to me was when you wanted to have no F’s and I see you in PLT already working on that pathway Good luck I know you can achieve your goals. ” This stood out to me because you show that you care.

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                Is ICE really needed to control immigrants? ICE stands for immigration customs enforcement and they have over 20,000 agents and 400 offices in the U,S. They also go to certain cities to arrest immigrants that

                ICE is inhumane

                Is ICE really needed to control immigrants? ICE stands for immigration customs enforcement and they have over 20,000 agents and 400 offices in the U,S. They also go to certain cities to arrest immigrants that had already crossed the...

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                • Dear Ulises:
                  I am shocked by your post, “ICE is inhumane,” because I was not aware of the ways the ICE agents tracked immigrants. Your research on ankle monitors and the effect they have caused on many women is appalling. As a person that comes from an immigrant family, it is very sad to think that many immigrants are being exposed to this inhumane treatment. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “This quote shows how ICE is not needed since they bring enough oppression into the community. For example, undocumented people being scared to live their lives like a normal person would because they are scared to go outside.” I think this is important because I had never thought about just not having ICE. Now that you point it out, it is true that border security is the main service that we need. If the border security patrol do their job correctly, there would be no need for ICE workers to be terrifying immigrants. Another sentence that I agreed with was: “This evidence also shows how ICE is inhumane by them beating women until they have to be hospitalized. Just because they come to this country illegally doesn’t mean ICE can hurt people however they want that’s why we need to change how ICE treats immigrants.” This stood out for me because attention needs to be brought to how ICE treats immigrants in order to bring about reform to ICE policies. Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I went to Mexico to visit family over winter break but I did not go with my parents. On the way back, the border security/ ICE agents were very hostile to the uncle I was traveling with asking if my parents were illegally crossing the border through the desert. I was appalled they even asked that to my uncle. We all had legal papers to cross the border but they still asked that simply because my parents were not with me. It was very sad to experience. Therefore, I think it is very important that you chose such an urgent topic to write about. Thank you, I enjoyed reading your post.

                • Hi Ulises!
                  I had no clue that immigrants were being tracked by ankle monitors by the ICE! This is really interesting to me because I know that ICE is out of control sometimes but I didn’t know it was this bad.
                  I definitely see a correlation between ICE and police brutality. And I like your post especially because immigration is an extremely important topic today as well as the inhumane conditions that immigrants and children are being put in today and it’s crazy to me that nothing is being done.
                  Thank you for sharing! You learn something new every day.
                  Natasha Harris

                • Dear Ulises,
                  This blog post was very informative and enlightened me on a subject I did not know much information about. I can tell you are very passionate about this topic and I appreciate it. ICE not treating immigrants like human beings is such a big issue in America and should be talked about more with sources like yours. I appreciate how well known you are on this topic. I would encourage you to check out out own blog! http://nycasafehaven.home.blog

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                Ulises commented on the post, Sunshine

                Christina Archibald,
                Great job on your poem about love I liked the part where you said “my muscles keep me strong when i’m low” that line shows that your strong enough to not go down. Another thing that I liked was when you did a simile on the kline “Happy is where I see your face face like an angel that can’t leave me.An angel like a guardia…Read More

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