When immigrant children are suffering in the US

American children are suffering as well, but not on the same scale.  Despite the fact that these children come here illegally, this is no the reason to treat them like animals! Primarily, they are guests in our country. Therefore, we should treat them with respect!

Our government doesn’t care about minorities, they only care about themselves. So many important issues to take care of in America, and they just waste money.

Dreams Deported: Immigrant Youth and Families Resist Deportation (2015)

Edited by Kent Wong and Nancy Guarneros

Dreams Deported is the third UCLA student publication to talk about how deportation affects immigrant youth. It features stories of deportation and of the courageous immigrant youth and families who have led the national campaign against deportations and successfully challenged the president of the United States to act.

The book was a project of the class, “Immigrant Rights, Labor and Higher Education,”, whose aim was to capture the stories of families impacted by deportation. The 20 students who worked on the book came from different academic areas on campus, including the Labor and Workplace minor, Chicano studies and Asian American studies. Over three quarters they conducted interviews, wrote the stories, selected the artwork for the book and guided it through the long publishing process.

Nancy Guarneros, a UCLA alumna and Claremont Graduate University Ph.D. candidate, co-taught the class with UCLA Labor Center Director Kent Wong. “My hope was for the book to show the current reality that many immigrant families face in this country today,” said Guarneros. “The national conversation around immigration is often polarizing, and we wanted to humanize the issue and show how deportations affect entire families.” (source

You can buy the book here. 

Τρεις ηλικιωμένες γυναίκες στη Λέσβο παίρνουν το μωρό από μια πρόσφυγα και το ταΐζουν για να την ξεκουράσουν.// //Three old women at Lesvos (Greek island) take the baby from an immigrant and feed it so she can rest.

Well, I think it’s a particularly nice reminder at this point in our politics, which comes around every 20 years or so, when immigrant is used as a dirty word by politicians to get cheap political points, that three of the biggest heroes of our revolutionary war for independence were a Scotsman from the West Indies, named Alexander Hamilton; a Frenchman, named Lafayette; and a gay German, named Friedrich von Steuben, who organized our army and taught us how to do drills. Immigrants have been present and necessary since the founding of our country. I think it’s also a nice reminder that any fight we’re having right now, politically, we already had it 200-some odd years ago. The fights that I wrote between me and Jefferson, you could put them in the mouths of candidates on MSNBC. They’re about foreign relations; they’re about states’ rights versus national rights; they’re about debt. These are all conversations we’re still having, and I think it’s a comfort to know that they’re just a part of the more perfect union we’re always working towards, or try to work towards, and that we’re always working on them. You know, we didn’t break the country; the country came with a limited warranty, like it was never perfect. It was never perfect, and there’s been no fall from grace. I find that heartening, honestly, that we’re still working on it.
—  Lin-Manuel Miranda, interviewed by The Atlantic.