- Posted February 4, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Naturalized citizens: Your thoughts on immigration reform
It took my father about a decade to become a citizen of this great country and now my fathers going for 15 years as a U.S citizen. One thing to remember is that Mexican immigrants come to America in search of that American dream that has been so marvelously portrayed. Look Mexico as a nation is in a downfall and the government is slowly losing control to the crime and cartels. If you were an honest person who made an honest living and is now being driven out by fear, wouldn't you like to be in the U.S too? I thought so. Americans complain about this and that and the country is this and that but we're the greatest nation, people come here seeking freedom and opportunities, and for too long this nation has turned people away and extended the waiting period for citizenship. The border issue has been overplayed, the image of Hispanic Americans has been slightly tarnished since the rise in cartel exposure and violence, but we can't let those who seek to do wrong make us who we're not! There needs to be a positive immigration reform to help those who come here not just for an individual but for future prosperity so children may grow up as Americans, like I did! That young kids can go be involved in communities, like I did! That young people.may know the feeling of responsibility with their first pay check. Something can be done so families can have an American Christmas with actual gifts. No kid should have to wonder what it's like right across this border. We're all humans and citizens of the world. Yes we're Hispanic but we're not all criminals! Just because we're the same race as those bringing crime doesn't mean we get along with them. Help the people who need help! I have faith in president Obama and this nation that something will happen. Times they are a changin' and if we don't change with it we'll be left behind.