A country that was built by the hands of immigrants cannot treat them as less than worthy of respect simply because they were not born on American soil.
The immigrant community works just as hard – if not harder than many people who have lived here their entire life. Yet people who risk their lives and leave everything behind to come into the United States to try and obtain a better life are oppressed and looked down upon as if they were less than human.
This is 2016. Still, we have not come closer as a community in society and have only grown apart by placing ourselves into categories according to race. The presidential campaign is not helping to bring people together. One of the contenders is calling for mass deportations, not only of immigrants but of anchor children. The people of the United States deserve a better candidate, not one who plans to divide and separate families.
Sergio Cuevas, Fresno
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