People will probably never understand how much resistance these girls faced, and yet accomplished something so great.
I have seen undocumented friends of mine, who cannot benefit from the “Wet foot, dry foot policy” as Cubans can (which is another topic in itself), not qualify for scholarships, grants, and other monetary assistance programs for college, albeit being amazing high school students.
They had to simultaneously work hard and go to college. In a time when student debt continues to skyrocket.
As the daughter of a single-parent, and first-generation Nicaraguan immigrant, I can tell you that what these two girls accomplished, we Latinos pride ourselves on and desire.
We are hardworking people.
It hurts my feelings when I see people supporting Donald J. Trump because he stands against everything I am in this country. I’m a U.S. born citizen, yes, but I am Latina foremost. I am the daughter of a Nicaraguan immigrant.
When he says, “Let’s build a wall,” I hear, “Let’s criminalize all Latinos.”
How do you tell a legal from a non-legal? You can’t...
Are we going to start profiling anyone that looks hispanic (or “illegal”)?
Oh, wait, that already happened, in Arizona.
To us conscience Latinos, and Muslims, Trump is the Hitler of our times.