Target: We The People Rising President Eileen Olson
Goal: End cruel anti-immigrant protests that block roadways for innocent immigrants
More and more immigrants from Central and South America are escaping poverty, disease, and excessive drug violence by coming to the United States. Most of these people are minors or mothers with young children. Despite the fact that these innocent people are running from terror-stricken countries, anti-immigrant protesters are seeking to send these people back to their dangerous homes, completely oblivious to the immigrants’ situations. These protesters are blocking the way of vans holding the immigrants moved from one location to the next.
Diplomacy and discussion is found nowhere in these cases of anti-immigrant fervor. The group running these protests, called We The People Rising, is seeking simply to prevent newcomers into the United States, regardless of the consequences or reasons for entering the country. By blocking the vans that are trying to take these immigrants to a border station in Murrieta, California, these protesters forced the buses to go south, to San Ysidro’s station. The protesters used racist slang, denouncing the immigrants’ plights and claiming that increased immigration would cause more crime and homelessness. Instead of diplomatically discussing their concerns with the city’s officials, the protesters decided to impede upon the immigration process by blocking the buses. All United States citizens are descendants of immigrants; denying another person citizenship is hypocritical and forgetful of every American’s history.
Denounce these protesters’ actions and demand that they end their hateful protests of immigration operations.
Dear Eileen Olson,
I recently heard of your protests in the Murrieta region of California. Your protests, which deny passage for border patrol agents, are hateful actions targeted at immigrants seeking a better life in the United States. Your group neglects to understand the conditions that these immigrants are escaping in their home countries. Instead of taking your issues to the appropriate authorities, you’ve denied these immigrants safe passage into a border patrol agency that would be able to help them. You neglectfully impeded the immigration process.
If your group believes all immigrants are terrible people who may increase crime and homelessness in your area, you forget every United States citizen’s history as an immigrant from another country, often fleeing poverty or violence. Call off your hateful protests and let the immigrants pass without more harassment. Take your complaints to the city’s mayor and allow him to diplomatically deal with the situation.
[Your Name Here]
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