Kristina Stromgren - Define American

Kristina Stromgren

Aurora, CO

My ancestors immigrated from Sweden and France. My father told me stories of his mother not allowing Swedish to be spoken in the home. We are Americans now – we must speak English! It takes time to assimilate into a new country, new culture, new language. They came over on boats and became citizens. Our laws now make it nearly impossible for immigrants. I especially am concerned about our Mexican neighbors. The laws are ridiculous for common people to immigrate legally. It used to be easy to immigrate. We have made it too difficult. When citizens, social security cards are issued, they can work and pay taxes, they can live in freedom – not in fear that someone will send them back. Their children can go to college, drive, etc. I fear that we are acting like “Nazi Germarny.” Not killing, of course, thank goodness, but having people live here in fear when they are good, law-abiding people. This is so unfair to do to anyone. Let’s allow people to become United States citizens, as has been done in the past.

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