I just got back yesterday from a lovely weekend in San Antonio. Even though it was the perfect weekend getaway, I still felt so many emotions and thoughts about the Executive Order. It was like a cloud constantly following me while I was walking down the riverwalk.
This month makes 23 years since my family and I moved from Puerto Rico to Texas. Even though I am a citizen and not an immigrant, I can’t help but still feel like we immigrated to the US. I didn’t speak English when I moved here, I had to learn the language and adapt to the culture.
We came here to live a better life and live the American dream.
After the executive order of that person we call a President (don’t even want to say his name), I can’t help but feel for the immigrants and refugees that are deeply affected. What makes it worse is that my parents are supportive of this ordeal.
I had a talk with my stepdad and he explained his point of view and I get it, but it just doesn’t feel right. This doesn’t feel like the America that I’ve come to know. It makes me sad, conflicted and my heart just hurts.
Even though this isn’t possible, I can’t help but feel fearful that Puerto Ricans will no longer be considered citizens. Being how things are now, the impossible could become possible and that’s scary.
As a kid, we had to say the pledge of allegiance every day at school. The preamble is something that our founding fathers created and we need to keep it close to our hearts.
We the People of the United States of America, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Normally I stay away from political issues, but this is something that can’t be ignored or pushed aside. I felt compelled to share my thoughts because this really hits close to home.
So I will join the cause to speak out and not be silent. I will support the ACLU to fight for the America that I love. If you’d like to join me, then let’s do this.
What are your thoughts on the Executive Order? You agree or disagree? I want to hear your honest thoughts.