We Don’t Run America But We Make America Run

Jocelyn Hernandez, Photo and Video Editor

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The inequitable justices that happened hundreds, of years ago with Latinos migrating from the land from which they originated to the United States had begun for a better living status financially and educationally, not only for them but for their families.

From traveling through multiple trains, walking hundreds of miles, and working hard conditions, it was all a sacrifice for immigrants of leaving family members and friends behind just to have a better life of more fulfilling living opportunities.

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The arbitrary discrimination against Latinos has made the Latino image go downhill with crucial comments, harassment, and inequality from those who think they don’t deserve the same rights as any other U.S. citizen.

With Donald J. Trump making harsh comments like “They are not our friend, believe me. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” It has broken down opportunities because of the assumptions people start making against Latino immigrants.

With the coronavirus pandemic being such a serious issue that leads to millions of people being afraid to even step out of their homes, it still has its own sacrifices of nurses, doctors, hospital custodians, and vendors who are also potentially Latinos risking their lives.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation towards Latinos is dreadful since they’re more at risk of catching the virus while being in the detention centers and while they get deported back home.

A regional director of the Tamaulipas of immigration institute stated his concerns “We’re worried that eventually, with these deportations, we’re all going to get infected,” said Ricardo Calderón.

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The inequity of these actions leaves the assumption that they don’t care enough for these innocent lives being at risk after all the work they have done for this country.

From the hot working days in the fields of fruits and vegetables, Latinos are not only bringing the nutrition to your home but are making the sacrifice of working under harsh conditions in order to support themselves and their families.

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Providing more harmful comments, Donald J. Trump proceeded to say, “They’re taking our jobs. They’re taking our manufacturing jobs. They’re taking our money. They’re killing us,” which has brought a slap to the face of Latinos.

Since you tend to notice that they’re just taking the jobs no one wants whether that’s farming, cleaning, or even harsh factory work.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students roam around in their lifetime as dreamers, tackling issues that regard immigration, education status, and citizenship in order to proceed with their dream act of graduating from a school here in the U.S that potentially provides better learning opportunities.

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The sacrifice someone makes for their family is a huge impact not for only them but for those around them. Learning a new language, adapting to new laws, and even making friends can be difficult but it’s all worth the sacrifice to be safe, financially stable, and have better educational opportunities.