Quotes From Enrique's Journey

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“…No human being is illegal…” -Elie Wiesel. This quote is so accurate because no matter our race, we are all people who deserve to choose where we live without having to worry about being an illegal citizen. It is heartbreaking to see what immigrated families have to go through whether they are separated, mistreated, or being unable to be free to live their lives without the worry of being sent back. Like in the book “Enrique’s Journey” that is a true story, the main character Enrique had to face all the struggles of immigration in his country. According to the Pew Research Center, in 2013 438 immigrants were sent back to their country with over half of those immigrants being non-criminals! That is 240 families being separated with the immigrant …show more content…

According to the article “Parents deported, what happens to US-born kids?” it is said that President Obama promised that his administration would only remove criminals and not break up families even if the parents immigrated illegally and yet 45,000 parents were removed in the first six months according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Because of all this separation, at least 5,100 U.S. children in 22 states live in fosters care and a good amount of them are being put up for adoption against their parent’s will also according to the article “Parents deported, what happens to US-born kids?”. From all these separations, families are being destroyed. Children are confused when their parents go missing and their lives usually take a turn for the worst, spouses are depressed that they are now alone to raise a family, and the parent that was deported is in extreme agony of feeling so worthless that they cannot be with and help their family and loved ones. It does not matter how long the family has been separated, the suffering never …show more content…

Parts of the book “Enrique’s Journey” would be about Enrique getting caught and mistreated from the authorities of Central America also known as la migra. If he was caught they would beat him and ask for bribes or they would just steal from whatever little money he had. Not only Enrique had to face this, according to the article “In crisis, Greece rounds up immigrants” it is said that many police treating the immigrants they caught with racial profiling and police brutality that included arbitrary detention, beatings and degrading police treatment. Police in these areas would deny such behavior by saying that immigrants were being respected but sightings and videos say otherwise. No matter the age or the race of the immigrant, they should all be treated with the respect from the authorities for both are

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