Coming on the first few days of Hispanic Heritage Month, and largely tailored towards the influential voting bloc of Puerto Ricans across battleground states, dueling proposals from the two campaigns have captured much fanfare. The similarities between Republican and Democratic policy agendas end there. They really show how one presidential candidate, Joe Biden, is a true statesman, while President Trump remains the same conman we were warned about in 2016.
“I don’t really know where I fit in. I was born in Argentina but I feel like I’m an American. I grew up here, went to school here, have friends here but because I’m not a permanent resident, I’m not officially connected to the culture I identify with.
“I went into debt to come to the U.S. as a guest with a dream. A dream that I could provide more than just the bare necessities, but a real future for my daughters.”
“Success in business is all about seeing something others don’t see, grasping the opportunity and fulfilling that need. I have a successful and growing business now because I saw something others didn’t, had the courage and determination to go after the opportunity and am now reaping the rewards.
“When you live in poverty, America shines like a beacon of hope. In Peru, you are either very, very rich or super-duper poor.
“La lucha de nuestra generacion – this is the battle of our generation,” says Lieutenant Elena McCullough about the need for comprehensive immigration reform.
“Paying it back AND paying it forward, that’s how I look at it. I get my sense of service to others from my father who, even though we don’t have a lot, considers himself fortunate and gives what he can to others less fortunate.
Facing an uncertain future in an unstable country, Irving Castillo and his wife decided to take a leap of faith for their safety and their children’s future.
“I am one of the fortunate ones that was able to come to the U.S. on a permanent visa and for whom the immigration system worked back in 1975.
“Senseless, needless suffering and crushing fear,” is how Melissa McGuire-Maniau describes her families’ experience with the immigration system. “For nearly eight long years my family was victimized by a bureaucracy that neither cared nor worked.