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The U.S. is divided on immigration

The U.S. is divided on immigration

Bella Reeves, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under Features

The U.S. is known as the “land of the opportunity,” but that isn’t the case for everyone. “Immigrants deserve equal opportunity in America, especially if they are escaping poverty or injustice. Being born with different circumstances shouldn’t limit them in our society,” said Tej Tummala, a sophomore at Carlmont High School. Many immigrants who enter the United States come in hope of a better life. Some are running away from corrupt governments and are in search of amnesty, while others turn to a better future for their children. Ismael Betancourt came to the U.S. when he was ten years old and later became an American citizen. His family came to America with a dream: to make a better life for themselves filled with opportunity and success. Betancourt now works as a librarian at the Belmont Public Library living the “American Dream” that others wish to experience. “Ismael is a dedicated and lovable librarian. He can be strict sometimes, which has earned him a bit of a reputation. But he’s absolutely necessary for the operation of the library and deserves respect for his endless hard work,” said Aaron Lee, a sophomore. According to a poll conducted by Gallup Inc., although 41 percent of American citizens favor ...

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