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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 approved? 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 started his first term. 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 can't wait for later, and Americans from all ethnicities and races need to get informed about the reality of the harsh lives that are being lived by millions just because of their status. Almost 12 million "illegal" immigrants that are in America are living in the shadows. They aren't just a number.
    They have families, eat, pay taxes and do everything that a person with a green card does. But, they are still denied the rights that a green card holder citizen has. 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. 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 all of us. Starting from the republicans.
    We are a democracy not a bureaucracy. Let's not forget why Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. struggled for. Let's not be traitors to the leaders that founded and brought up this country.
    They were immigrants too that wanted change in their lives for better. "Illegal" immigrants came to America for the same reasons. But, please let's not deny the immigration reform or leave it on the side for later.
    And let's not forget that we must stand strong and that we need to be united to make a change whether you are a Latino, Chicano, African-American, white, Chinese or from any other ethnicities. We need you!

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