Monday, March 27, 2006
so when i got home last night i called lalo to apologize for not showing up to his surprise b-day. i apologized profusely!!! i honestly felt bad!!! he told me not worry and that as long as i remembered that's all that mattered. i finished talking to him and started watching the news...Channel 2, 5, 7, 9, and 32. Out of all of these channels ONLY channel 2 and 32 took there time to give a FULL report on the immigration issues that we have all been hearing about. After finishing watching the news i turned off the t.v. and started crying!!! i am just in disbelief that someone actually took their time to think about, write, and propose such a law. i started thinking about how i have ALWAYS felt like a sell out working at Howard Brown Health Center. Don't get me wrong, i love my job but this is a place that claims to have diversity yet i see none. I started crying because this law will affect EVERYBODY in so many ways!!! i started crying because i know that i have family members that will probably not be able to get health services or any type of services for that matter if such law is passed. I was crying because i felt HELPLESS!!! HOPELESS!!! I wished there was something i could do. i then started thinking, as my tears continued to roll down my cheecks, about how this world would be if ONLY the mexicans would leave this country. There would be no Little Village, no Pilsen, no Back of the Yards. Do you realize how much profit this city gets from the venues, merchandise, restaurants, and i can go on, that are located on 26th Street? AND i am only talking about Mexicans leaving this country!!! i can't even imagine how the absence of other immigrants such as the chinese, japanese, columbians, dominicanos, the list is endless, can effect these states!!! i woke up this morning with the image of the Channel 32 reporter as she said "Bush has said that he will agree to keep immigrants ONLY if they are willing to take jobs that Americans will not". i'm angry, enraged, sad...i'm a tornado of emotions....
Posted by sonrisa morena at 10:42 AM