This teacher perhaps tells the truth better than anyone else when it comes to immigration and the state of mind created in this country which is filled with apathy than empathy, ignorance instead of assistance. We are incapable of recognizing bravery in those who tries to overcome despair and darkness. We are incapable of recognizing why they say “we are here because you were there.”
Instead, we are more inclined to punishing children like Maria “for just following direction and simply listening to her parents” while we tell “her parents that they are wrong for wanting a better life for their family.”
We treat immigration as an abstract idea, a number, a political and economic issue without giving a second thought to how much it destroys families and communities: how much are own selfishness for resources creates emptiness for others while crushing any dreams and hope they might carry.
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