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Children born in the U.S. have a brighter future

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: Lluvia P.

Statistics show the average teenage American citizen has a brighter future than the average teenage immigrant. The United States is a country full of opportunities. Immigrants often don't have the same opportunities as citizens.

Instead of going to school, many immigrant children have to work in the fields to help support their families financially. The fields are their homes. U.S. born children have more ability to reach their dreams and fly like birds. They bloom like beautiful flowers.

On the other hand, undocumented children have to work hard and don't have the opportunity to fly like birds. They suffer in the hot, humid fields from morning to dusk. In America, a child's legal status clearly defines his or her future.

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