Debra Turner - Define American

Debra Turner

Madison, TN

Since I was thirteen, I’ve been neglected, sexually abused, and beaten by boyfriends. I was raped at sixteen and impregnated. The police and the state did nothing to help me in any of these situations, at all. I am unable to get health insurance because I can not identify who raped me…I was in an extremely abusive relationship when I met my fiance. He is only my fiance because we are unable to get married. He is not legal here. I am now a mother of two and am scared every day he goes to work that I will never see him again. I have no idea what to do. I did not choose to fall in love with an illegal, just as no one chooses to fall in love with who they do. The thing that bothers me the most is the mis-information that the citizens of this country has about illegals. Im scared every day that my kids will lose their daddy to this stupid non sense. None of us came here “legally”. None of us. Maybe we should recap history before we start to judge when it repeats itself. Alabama, my god, the foundation of cival rights. This is ridiculous. Lets stick to the real issues in america and finally come to an agreement that is not unjust to the HUMANS here. These are not aliens, they are HUMANS. With families, with lives.

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