Latino Power

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Latino Power

Jose Garza, Staff Writer

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     In recent years there is a news story that pops up very often; it is called “the big wall.”  When our president, Donald Trump, won a few years ago, this term became famous. Now, every day, families live with concern and fear about what will happen with this project. I want to write this about immigration because I want to change the perspective of the people that usually discriminate or make bad comments to people. The only reason people came here is the same reason people have been coming to the United States since it was founded:  to acquire better opportunities and good jobs that would allow a better life for each person.

    With the help of many immigrants the economy of the United States is constantly growing.  Each day many immigrants finish their education and training to become professionals.These jobs can help the country to be more innovative. For example, an engineer might create better technology or an entrepreneur can create more jobs and businesses.  I am a person with this type of desire. I plan to enter college this fall. My goal is to finish my studies of mechanical engineering, and why not? I hope to create new technology in automobiles or mechanical systems that would help the environment. It’s not just me, either. There are many young adults, teenagers, and children that wake up everyday to give their maximum effort in school.  Some of the Latino countries are very poor and that is why many people risk their lives to find a better home for their families. Why can we not accept this desire of overcoming, and their dreams and aspirations as a positive for this country?

    As I mentioned above, immigrants help the cycle of the economy.  More than half of these hopeful immigrants are now homeowners. This means that their taxes are helping the country to build schools, roads, bridges, etc.  Jacob Vigdor of the University of Washington estimates that immigrants contribute $3.7 trillion to housing markets.  In addition, when the immigrants enter the workforce, they increase the productive capacity and raise GDP.

    In conclusion, immigration is a good pillar for the economy of the United States and it could be better when many immigrants complete university and create more jobs and technology.We have a very good talent and the energy to apply it.  We just need the acceptance of the people everywhere without discrimination. As an immigrant, I choose to fight for my dreams and excel at my career and live a very good life.