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Stop immigration

This article is one in a series discussing immigration issues through artwork and words, through the eyes of a student.
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The series & assignment

This article is one in a series created by students in Mr. Alex Escamilla's journalism class at Southwest Community Campus. Students were asked to complete artwork and write an article regarding immigration issues in Grand Rapids, and America as a whole. Students worked with artist Reyna Garcia and Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities to complete artwork that best showed their views on immigration.

 

For more information on the project and those involved, click here.

 

All artwork will be displayed in an upcoming art show, open to the public.

 

Users may vote, comment, share, or tweet these articles up until the art show.  The student whose article and artwork receives the most votes, comments, shares, and tweets will receive a special Rapidian award.

By Kenny R.

Today's immigration laws should be changed. Many people that get deported lose the right to grow as a family. In some instances, mothers are expecting and the fathers will never see their unborn child. In the worst case, some deportees may end up dying.

Immigrants come to America for a better life and to give their children the best education possible. When it comes to being deported, opportunity in America is lost. A child without a parent is like a puzzle with a missing piece. It doesn't matter what religion or race you are, we should all be treated equally.

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