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    Immigration Reform? YES! NOW.

     
    The immigration reform is an important issue in American politics right now but why has it been so hard to get it passed? it's been proposed and rejected each and every time. It's been a promise for so long since Bush was still president and Obama entered office. Now it's 2013 almost 2014 but only a deferred action for some people has been achieved. What ever is happening right it is obviously not working to pass the immigration reform. Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address and his efforts to abolition slavery are an inspiration to me. Martin Luther King Jr. is a hero for many but apparently we have forgotten about his famous speech "I have a dream", and his hard work to end segregation and discriminatory acts against colored citizens. But, today right now we have something that is something that we can't leave for later, and Americans from all ethnicities and races need to get informed about the reality of things. We can no longer afford to have 11.7 million undocumented citizens in America living in the shadows. All those millions are people not animals. They have families, buy products, pay taxes and do everything that a person with a green card does. But, they are still denied the rights that a citizen has and that are free. For example, the right to vote, to decide what changes are needed, the trust to tell their children i'll be here at this time because it's one of the hardest things to predict whether if they are going to come back home or not. Maybe immigration will be at their jobs or ready to apprehend them in any given time. We need more action in order to change that because we won't have an immigration reform until we make a real change in the way that things are currently being done. All our political leaders are our leaders to represent us and we want change in immigration laws and they need to listen to the people that put them there. Starting from the republicans. We are a democracy not a bureaucracy. Let's not forget why Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. we're killed. Let's not be traitors to the leaders that founded and brought up this country. They were immigrants too and we are all here because they wanted change. The illegal immigrants came to these country for the same reasons. But, please let's not deny them an immigration reform. And united we must stand to make a change!





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