I wanted to take a moment tonight and post something very personal to me. Tomorrow is a big day, its a day that as Americans we have a say in who represents us, who is our voice. Vote for Whomever you want to vote for, just make sure you go out and do it!
So why its so personal to me? Because last couple years my race, heritage, and immigrants in general have been attacked. Our President has attempted to make us fear them. I am who he tells you to be afraid of. I am a proud son of a once illegal immigrant. ·
My mother and father wanted more for our family. After losing my oldest brother to hunger and malnutrition they made the decision the rest of us would never go hungry. We would never suffer what they suffered. My dad came to the states to pick oranges, living under a tree alone for 5 years, while sending money back to Mexico for my mom to raise my brothers and sisters. He never once asked for a handout from the government, or any other person for that matter. Instead he would be one that would lend a hand and go without so someone else could succeed. After 5 yrs alone in Mexico, my mom with my 2 brothers and 3 sisters came to the US across the river to join my dad. I was lucky enough to be born here with my another sister. My parents gave their lives, struggling to give us more. They became US Citizens after a long struggle and are proud Americans. They didn't mooch off the system like most will tell you illegals do, they didn't raise criminals, they didn't rape, sell drugs or murder... They worked, and raised a family. They raised 2 military Vets, a nurse, a social services/police records employee, a teachers aide, and 3 construction workers. I am a proud Mexican/American, i am proud of my race, heritage, my blood, and that has never stopped me from being a strong American Patriot. Don't let a few stories about us make you fear us, and sway you into voting out of fear. Freedom isn't just for a select few, its for everyone. Immigrants built this country. Make you're voice heard tomorrow! Vote!!!
-“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”