Quotes collected by Alicia SingletarySource: Junior San Juana Velez
Degree: Interdisciplinary studies in education
Question 1: What is your opinion about the President Trump’s immigration policies that are affecting people across the country?
“The immigration policies that President Trump is doing I don’t agree with it. Hispanics that are in the United States do create jobs and new businesses that help the economy but without them, it wouldn’t be where it is today. To deport immigrates from the United States is racist towards the different diversities of people. To divide the country is not good and will cause a lot of people to have hate towards each other and cause fights. It is not right, making people feel like they don’t have the right to choose where they want to live and work. That is controlling and taking their rights away it is inhumane. This country is known for the freedom but with the immigration policies it doesn't seem to be anymore. This should be done in a better way to handle immigration”
“As of right now I don’t have any concerns and I don’t know what to expect with the new laws. The part that is upsetting is how children are going to be affected during this process and can damage them long-term.”
“Immigrants shouldn’t be detained because they are people that want to build a good life for themselves just like white Americans and other ethnic groups. Immigrants are not any different from humanity they are people also. To put limitations or detain them is very controlling and can lead to more crime. Immigrants are hard workers to earn what they get just like everyone else.”
“No I don’t know anyone that is illegal personally but I feel bad that they have to live in fear because of the new law and what is going to happen to them. They should be excepted and give them time to get their citizenship.”
“The sanctuary campus petition I do agree with because we need to try to protect our own rights as people and where we choose to be for school. Taking that way is unfair because students just want to learn and get their degree. I do think it would affect how safe students feel on campus to where they may not want to be at school long periods or would transfer to a different school. With that, I feel that it would bring harm to the university as a whole and not make it a good image for future students that plan to go there.”
Question 6: How do you think the united states would be affected once all the deporting of immigrants is done?
“I think it would affect the United States in a bad way in the beginning because we would lose a lot of businesses and Mexican restaurants. While that is going on the economy would be going down, people without jobs and business shorthanded. A business that is shorthand would take longer to get a job done and would have bad customer service that Americans wouldn’t be happy about. Without people working they cannot help build the economy.”