Essay about Just Like Us, By Helen Thorpe

1204 Words May 5th, 2016 5 Pages
As the 2016 election approaches, the presidential candidates and citizens await the decision of who will be the next leader of the United States of America. Donald Trump, a republican candidate, should not be elected president due to his immigration policy. After reading the book Just Like Us, by Helen Thorpe, Donald Trump is surely the wrong candidate. The immigration policy of Donald trump, is not a feasible and realistic policy. The policy will not move our nation forward in the quest to repair an increasingly conflict-ridden immigration system because his policy is racist, he plans to deport millions of people, and it is simply unrealistic.
Donald Trump’s immigration plan is racist. The immigration plan Donald trump wants to implicate is extremely discriminatory against people of Hispanic descent. Trump claims that all Latin Americans are criminals. Although in the book Just Like Us, the character Gomez Garcia, an undocumented citizen of Denver, Colorado unintentionally killed a police officer. Garcia admits to the crime saying, “I don’t know. I don’t know why I did it. I wasn’t thinking” (Thorpe 309). Just Like Us explains the story of four Latin-American girls that are trying to get through High School; like many other Latin-Americans they face many challenges in everyday living. While Just Like Us does offer an example of a Latin-American person committing a crime, it does not mean that all people of Hispanic decent are criminals. Trump 's immigration plan will…

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