How to talk to the undocumented with empathy
Posted On August 3, 2021
In the run-up to Donald Trump’s executive order barring all refugees from entering the U.S., I spoke with the immigrant rights activist who has become a symbol of his administration’s hardline immigration stance.
Here are five ways to talk about immigration with someone who’s in a vulnerable position.
You can be the first one to ask the question 2.
You don’t have to wait for an answer to be a part of the conversation 3.
You have more options for navigating the process and building an understanding 4.
You won’t be penalized for your answers 5.
Your voice can make a difference If you can ask the right questions, you’ll have a better chance of being heard.
“I know I am not the only one who has been frustrated by this,” said Nidia Gonzalez, who is an undocumented immigrant.
“This is a new day and I am here for the right reasons.
My son is in the United States and I want him to have a good future.”
Nidia Gonzalez is an immigrant rights advocate.
I know that I am the only person in my family that has been in the U to be able to have an education,” she said.
Gonzalez’s son is a student at the University of Texas-Austin.
Her husband, who has cerebral palsy, is a nurse.
They both want to see a better future for their son and their daughter, who are currently in the process of obtaining legal status.
We’re just waiting for them to be granted permanent legal status,” she explained.
When Trump signed the executive order, she was on the ground in Los Angeles.
But the next day, she heard that they’d been turned away at the airport.
“I was angry and I was scared.
I was upset,” she told The Globe and Mail.
A refugee family in Arizona is worried they’ll be deported because their case will be heard in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
They were denied because they were not considered a “priority for deportation,” a policy that Trump had in place for years.
As a result, they’re not eligible for other federal protections.
They also are not eligible to receive health care, housing or social services, which they’ve been relying on.
Even though they’re already living in fear, they said they’re still not in a position to ask for the protection that Trump says they do.
“We are not safe,” said Ana Perez, who works as a translator.
Her husband, a computer engineer, is on a visa for a tech job in a Washington, D.O.C., suburb.
He’s been applying for a green card for a year.
Natalie Perez, a translator, works as an interpreter.
She also said that they’ve had no other choice but to ask Trump’s immigration order for a job, even though they have experience.
If they do get a greencard, she said, she wants to be the last one to apply for it.
It’s not an easy process.
Perez said she had to be very specific in her answers to the administration’s questions about the program.
Trump said that the order is designed to “protect our nation and our people from the threats posed by foreign terrorists, criminals and human traffickers.”
The administration has said that there are currently more than 700,000 people in the country illegally.
But that number doesn’t include those who are in transit and aren’t being deported.
In a statement to The Globe, the Department of Homeland Security said that “the estimated number of people in this country who are here illegally, or who have returned to their home countries, has not changed in recent years.”
In February, it also said, “The estimated number, however, is expected to rise.”
In fact, it’s projected to rise by nearly 1.2 million to more than 3.8 million by 2023.
So if the administration is able to reduce the number of undocumented people, they will be able deport a significant number of them.
One of the things that frustrates Perez, however , is that she is the only member of her family in the program, so she is eligible for a deportation order, too.
“If they send me back to my country, they are not going to give me any benefits and if they deport me, I won’t have any money.
So if they send [my husband] back, they don’t know what’s going to happen to us,” she says.
While Perez has no intention of returning home, she says she wants a chance to get her life back together and her son back to his family.
The Trump administration has already begun to move to deport immigrants with a criminal record.
Earlier this year, it announced that the administration would be releasing people with felony convictions on Monday.
Those released will be eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The program is a federal program