Thursday, April 7, 2016

I FEEL VERY STRONGLY ABOUT IMMIGRATION REFORM IN AMERICA

Here's proof of my service and dedication to the community.

Hey guys. Thanks for visiting my blog today. I noticed that A LOT of people were drawn to my blog post on my experience with USCIS. Many people made hasty decisions based off of the picture that I added to the post. The picture was added as proof of the point I was trying to make. Many legal immigrants go through very hard times trying to get settled in America and some of them have dealt with the consequences of mistakes made by government officials. If you Google common errors that USCIS makes, you will find out that one of them is THEY RARELY TAKE THE FAULT FOR A MISTAKE THEY MAKE. The applicant is usually the fall guy, like in my case. I know that it takes bravery and an unusual dose of courage to write and post what I did yesterday. The reason I did it is because I want government officials to reform some U.S Immigration laws. There are millions of immigrants who NEED help but are afraid because they might become victims to somebody's hate or anger. My desire is that THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES will do something about the flaws and loopholes in the immigration laws so that families can be together, instead of separated.

It is NOT news that there are millions of undocumented immigrants in America and in the news, we have heard Donald Trump make unreasonable assumptions that all of them are rapists, drug dealers and stealing Americans' jobs. To overgeneralize about a group of people like that shows a flaw in Trump's intellect and judgment. He proposes to send them all back to their countries and build a wall in the US-MEXICAN border, to keep the so called "rapists and drug dealers," away. He has also been televised making that statement over and over again. I think that the United States government can make provisions for immigrants to get naturalized without sending them back to their countries. Personally, I have learned not to jump to conclusions about people if I don't know their stories. Everyone of these immigrant has a story. Many of them only know the United States to be their only hope of survival and safe haven. America stands for justice, greatness and fairness in my opinion. My prayer is that all of these great ideals will be implemented to help those needing it right now. I am very grateful to have a platform where I can share my story and others' as well. Maybe it is the journalist in me coming out. I minored in Journalism in college. Here are two quotes by Edmund Burke that explain why I write and blog to empower and enlighten people.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."

These pictures were from when I volunteered to play games and hangout with children at Children's Hospital of Atlanta. I didn't know that about two years later, my daughter would leave her mark there!
I am going to live my life from here on out, doing something about the things I want to see change. Even if it means helping people to share their stories with the world, with the hope that the right people will be reached and contributing of my time and resources in service to the community. Whatever good I can do, I will do. I have attached a picture proof of an award I received for my contributions to the community. Here's a secret; I have done more social work and contributed more to communities I have lived in, here in the United States, than even in Nigeria. My contributions started long before I even got married to my American hottie. The state of Georgia is now my state through marriage and the United States is now my country(by marriage). I will continue to work to better the lives of the people around me and my community. Something I learned in college. Thank you so much for reading this article to the end. I appreciate you guys. Please continue to be the change that you want to see in the world and share my posts!