The ignorant and misguided few have blinded the majority of Americans over the heated issue of Immigration Reform. Every article that has been written in opposition to Arizona's newly adopted Immigration law (SB 1040) has received the most racists and inappropriate comments that I have ever read. Are Mexicans the new symbol of discrimination? No, because being Brown has faced the same amount of hate and discrimination as our Black brothers and sisters since the birth of "Manifest Destiny". Though on the other hand we do live in a modern age of digital conglomerate media which has brought the issue of Immigration to a whole new level. It has risen the visibility of discrimination among the Latino community.
The heroes of old have left the fight up to us to once again unify this great country of ours in order to make anew and accepting of the World's natural citizens. Times like these make the political atmosphere so toxic that anyone with any power are afraid to speak out against "misguided" laws such as SB 1040. I can tell you though that there is an army just waiting to be risen from the depths of the sea. An army of volunteers that are not afraid to go forward and risk it all for justice, equality and in the hope of making a better America. I'm not promoting Anarchy nor any unlawful actions but I am promoting a spark that will hopefully ignite into a firestorm of possibilities.
M. L. King Jr. promoted non-violent demonstrations, which at the time was a revolutionary concept. No matter how hard or beaten they were, the cause endured and resulted in changing the direction of American Civil Rights forever. Cesar Chavez promoted hunger strikes and marches in order to expose the injustices of inadequate working conditions for farm workers. Harvey Milk declared for public office during a time of intense opposition towards Gay Americans. He lost many times before winning and one of his first legislative victories came in the form of a bill declaring equal rights for all Gay Americans living in the city of San Francisco. How does this relate to the issue of Immigration you say, well it doesn't but the point I'm trying to make is that right now we don't need a King or a Chavez or even a Milk to lead our generation. I'm gonna go one step further, we probably don't even need one single person to lead this fight for Immigration reform. All we need is ourselves to unite together.
Congress is broken and the White House will probably not take up any legislative action until after the mid-term elections. In the meantime its up to us to fight back. Don't be afraid to take a stand, we walk into the fire together and it is only there where real change occurs. Immigrants are people just like us. Americans aren't any better then anyone else around the World. We all inhereint the single most universal element that binds and connects each of us, it is our humanity. This is much more then a Civil Rights issue, it is a Human Rights issue. No Human is Illegal. We migrate to different locations around the globe to seek a more comfortable living, better educational opportunities for our children and security. Humans have been doing this ever since the ancient land bridge that existed connecting Alaska and Russia which brought the first civilizations to North America. Except now we have laws to stop the flow of Immigrants and label them criminals even though they are hard and honest working individuals. That doesn't make any sense.
Immigration Reform is the next big fight, one that I have been eagerly waiting for. It is the only issue that really forces America to look itself in the mirror. This is our country and I'm happy to share it with those that are here for a better tomorrow. Let's not be Greedy about Freedom. In order to preserve our freedom we have to share it. So let's pick up our voices and promote a path to citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants, lets fight for the DREAM Act and let us start acting Human for a change.
"All of our people all over the country - except the pure-blooded Indians-are immigrants or descendants of immigrants including even those who came over here on the Mayflower."
-President Franklin D. Roosevelt-