anonymous writer, 9th - Oakland, CA
Being a daughter of an immigrant is no fun. What I mean is that people look down on us. Most of my classmates have parents that are also immigrants. We suffer so much, though I see there is no change being made in accepting immigrants. They leave their home to come to the United States to have a better life for their children. While crossing the border they have to go through a dessert, mountains and oceans.
Most people expect to have a good life in the United States. But my life…? I'm truly grateful that I was born here but the United States is cruel. Better life? Those words don't exist in me. Better life by coming to the United States? What we really get is working 24/7 so that they can give their children something to fill up their stomaches. Their children are also looked down upon, just because they were born by immigrants. Being an American Citizen must be nice, and not having these concerns because their families are also citizens.
Most teenagers have to work to help their parents pay the bills and the rent. That is our life. We don't have freedom so at least we have traditions.
American citizens have to know that by supporting ——, he may kick us out. However, we are all the same. It does not matter the color, height, race and languages. We are all welcome, papers are just papers, nothing special about it. I say we are all the same, there is nothing different about us. I say we are all immigrants, by coming and taking over the the Native Americans' territory.
I really hate the United history.
Students 6th-12th Grades