I have read Elliot Spagat’s article “Immigration authorities detail plan for courthouse arrest” published Jan..31 and I am writing to express my concerns on authorities being able to go inside of a courtroom to make an arrest just because a person is an immigrant.
The idea when coming to the courthouse to testify or being a victim or even to support a victim is to feel safe because of all the authorities being there. Howcan anyone feel safe knowing if they go to the courthouse, there is a possibility that they could be arrested?
Most immigrants are hardworking and they deserve to feel protected and have rights just as we do. They should not feel that they should have to hide to stay safe. They are like you and me, just trying to make a better life for their families.
Some people may argue that immigrants are criminals, hurting our economy and messing up our communities. Well I disagree. Immigrants should have the equal amount of opportunity as we do and should not be harassed doing so. They are not to blame for our economic problems, we are.
Aaliyah Williams, Fresno