I’m an immigrant and Trump does not scare me
Recently, especially after the birthright citizenship debacle, I’ve seen lots of legal immigrants rant on how they feel unwelcome in the USA and how they are considering moving to a different country or returning to their home country.
Everyone is entitled to their own feelings and opinions. While it saddens me that people feel unwelcome or unsafe it, I want to share my view which is stands at the opposite end of the spectrum.
I’ll just throw this out there: if you’re abusing these nation’s immigration laws by means H1B fraud or by bogus asylum claims or by crossing the border illegally your in Trump’s crosshairs. This however is as it should be. This is a nation of laws. It will stop being a nation altogether the moment it allows anyone and everyone to come here as they wish.
As a legal immigrant however I don’t worry about any of that. In fact I’m applying for citizenship soon and have no reason to fear because I’ve been truthful and honest every step of the way and followed the law to the letter. And my understanding is that that is what this administration wants. I have enough republican friends & neighbors who I talked to and that’s what they want as well.
If you’re here legally, your children have US citizenship and no one is advocating for changing that.
There’s no generalized hate towards immigrants. Quite the opposite. When I mentioned that I believe this is the greatest country on earth, and feel positive about my family’s future here (buying a second house soon & starting a side business) I received a number of messages of support and encouragement. I’ve only been verbally assaulted for breaking outside the groupthink norms on social issues such as this.
Maybe it won’t help anyone, but since there are so many immigrants who feel this way I thought I’d share my opinion.