Let me start off by saying that I’m, by no means an expert on immigration. I was reminded of this as I wrote and rewrote this post based on new information I would find. Although I’m not an expert and am still learning, I know that I can’t continue to live as though there aren’t people with thoughts, feelings, and needs affected by this issue. Having said that, I apologize in advance for any fallacies below.
My views on immigration changed last Fall when I spoke with people going through the immigration process. I’m ashamed to admit it, but I didn’t really know what a Dreamer was before then. The people I spoke with are good people who are following all of the prescribed rules and desperately want to be either permanent residents or citizens. I met someone whose husband has been waiting 18 years to become a permanent resident. 18 years!!! You might think that’s impossible. You might even think that I’m lying in order to get you to support the cause of immigrants. I assure you that it’s not impossible and I’m not lying. Trust me when I say that I was shocked at the information I’m about to give you.