Steven Polanco Research/Audience Assignment


Letter to Trump

November 24, 2019

President Donald Trump

The White House

1600 pennsylvania avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20500


Dear President Trump:


I’ve decide to speak to you through this media with a lot of respect about that there is a wrong idea on going through the Americans thoughts. There is a misunderstanding about immigrants taking away jobs from Americans. All of us know that you goal is to make “America Great Again” as you keep repeating but, we already are one of the wealthiest countries of the world isn’t it crazy and those percentages on the economy don’t necessary comes from american workers only. They also came from immigrants that work hard to accomplish their american dream. 

Immigrants also need your help Mr. President!

This may sound pointless to you but did you know that there is over 40 million of immigrant residents of U.S.A which is equivalent to a 13 percent of the population and the majority of then are hard workers and there should be at least a law that give them some benefits and protection. Furthermore, according to the the EPI analysis of american community survey (2009-11) immigrants had a saher output of 14.7 % on the economy which a bigger percentage in comparison with the population percentage. In addition to immigrants outputs, they definitely don’t take away jobs from no one they just do the jobs Americans don’t want to do for  a minimum salary.

According to an article written by Julia Preston in the new york times in september 21, 2016 you “called for a crackdown on illegal immigrants, saying they “compete directly against vulnerable American workers.” He promises to cut back legal immigration with new controls he says would “boost wages and ensure open jobs are offered to American workers first.” Let’s say that what you’ve said happens what would happen if Americans don’t want to do those jobs? who do you think is going to go and do them? Exactly, immigrants.

Felbab-Brown a senior fellow in the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings explains that many of the jobs occupied by undocumented workers in the United States are physically demanding jobs that Americans do not want to do, such as gutting fish or work on farm fields. Her argument is, “fixing immigration is not about mass deportations of people but about creating a legal visa system for jobs Americans do not want. This the opposite of what you want to do by just looking at the easiest solution for you but not at the most convenient for both sides. Think about your decision and help those who need it.


Steven Polanco

Open Letter To my Mom

Dear mom,


Beautiful mother, it’s been a while since I decided to leave you and my brother behind. I want you to know that I didn’t do it because I don’t love you or anything else I did it because I want a better future for me and for you and my brother that’s why I went in search of the “American dream”. But in reality what I found her was different from what I thought this experience would be, here they accuse us of stealing the work of the “Gringos”. When I found out that there are people who think like that I got sad and depressed because i’m not stealing from someone else I’m working with honesty. After i found that out I lasted a long time thinking and researching about it and it turns out that it is not like that Ma they are wrong I have read several articles where it says otherwise and that has made me feel much better because instead of stealing jobs, what we do is help the economy of this country and they don’t thank us or give us credit for anything they just discriminate against us. Also a few days ago I read an article written by Patrick Coate on February 22, 2017 where he explains that restrictions on immigrants hurt the economy and that’s exactly what ”Mr.President” wants to do with his policy on immigration. This makes me a little happy because in spite of all the bad things I felt I still know that there are people out there who support us even though we are always the inferior race for many. But well after having told you how I feel about that experience that happens to me I just want to tell you that I love you and my brother and do not worry about me because now I know that we are not alone, we just need to fill ourselves with confidence and say is enough. That’s all we immigrants need to know and do to end up all the discrimination against us. I’m so sorry for letting you back there alone but you know I had too. But the best thing of all this experiences I’ve gone through is that at the end of the day I’ll be by your side one day or another it could be in some year but it also can be tomorrow who knows? I’ll survive everything I have to but it’s hard with all the comments going around but you teach me how to be a Guerrero and I’ll fight back for my rights and I’ll be successful because because you and my brother and I’ll the thing that I left behind are giving me the strength I need to step up and fight.


Steven Polanco

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