This Is America




It seems as if the incompetent man-child we call “president” is making his stay in office that much shorter. A man who promised to make America great and strong again while also bringing back the American Dream is naïve to the very idea, definition, and meaning of his words. The American Dream is the very idea that everyone should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative. So why are hardworking, good, honest people being forced to leave the country?

It seems as if Trump is doing nothing but making good people leave a place that they have spent a decade or more living, working, and thriving in. America is not just a place where the ‘right people’ get to live, America is a place, a home, a community for everyone and frankly, I do not see any problem with the growth and prosperity of good, hard working people everywhere.


Nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador, 59,000 Haitians, and thousands more are being told they must leave the country by July 2019 or face deportation. Why? Why should families, friends, neighbors, coworkers, teachers, and more, leave America? Why is such an issue of deportation relevant in this new time of year even this point in everyone’s lives in which they are deciding and making changes? In 1892 America, Ellis Island opened its arms and hearts to people from different places, and although there was a big influx of people, they helped make America that much more thriving and great.

If it wasn’t for immigrants, then the American Dream would be nothing; the American dream is based on the foundation, the hearts, the knowledge, and the people everywhere. When we close our doors to the people that helped America, then what does that say about our character? Are we the pioneers for the future or are we just hypocrites and liars towards what we say and believe in?

Let’s not forget about the amazing opportunities and people who came from other countries, people like Albert Einstein and Cary Grant, just to name a few. If it wasn’t for people like them then where would America be? Individuals from different countries came to America for the rich and fulfilling opportunities of education, jobs, to escape and end poverty, to provide their children with everything, religious freedom, escaping war and violence, and most importantly for a fresh start, a better way, the American Dream.

Throughout the years, individuals in America have done their part and now we are a family, an entire community who has persevered through such ordeals as racism, voting, homosexuality, gender roles, and more. What is the big deal in making an entire community of hardworking, intelligent, kind, good people stay in America? What does Trump hope to accomplish with this deportation thing? Nothing.

Nothing will change except everyone becoming united and stronger together, and hopefully, having a new president. A more competent president who will pave the way for everyone into the future and Trump will be right there in the category of presidents we never needed, presidents we easily forget, and presidents we never really liked.

Families are being torn apart due to Trump and that comes from honest newspapers, videos, and interviews like Cindy Garcia. Garcia’s world is turning upside down to the nature of Trump’s idiotic actions against people. The wife of Jorge Garcia, a man who made national headlines when he was deported on Jan. 15, 2018 after 30 years in the U.S., told Michigan Radio that she wants the president to see what he’s doing to her family.

“I want him to be able to put a face to the tragedy that is going on. And I don’t know if he will feel any compassion at all, but I want him to realize that I am a person, I am an American citizen, and so are my children, and he’s tearing us apart.”

Not only is Trump incompetent, but he is also heartless. It will not just end with Cindy Garcia and her family, but many more. Until someone seriously gets hurt Trump will not, maybe, get involved. I stand with the good men, women, and children who are being forced to leave this country. I stand with them because people are actually ‘living in fear’ due to Trump and I believe in a world, a place where everyone is accepted and together. The reason men like Trump are in power is because they play a nice little role in a government office, they play a nice little game where they give all these promises, but instead they just say what another person writes down for them. Where would America, the entire world, be without individuals from other countries? America is a wonderful place, but without the knowledge, people, and different ways of life America wouldn’t really be America.

Also, if Trump is going to deport people he labels as “immigrants” then I guess America will be empty because no one can truly say that they are 100% American. Everyone’s ancestors came here from an other place and that is guaranteed fact. All the time that has passed with so many people living in the country only one question comes to mind: who really gets to stay and who re ally gets to go? Pack your bags folks.