I hear a lot of talk about immigration and people being deported. I think that the U.S. just tries to get as many people out of the country as they can. Some "illegal aliens" have jobs, clean records and pay taxes — for what? Just to be deported and sent back across the border.
People just categorize all the people that cross the border as people who just come to get welfare, some kinds of benefits, commit crimes, cause chaos and just basically bad things. I, being a Mexican-American, feel that these depictions just degrade my culture and make me feel somewhat ashamed. It's horrible to think this, but that is what society puts in my mind. For example, it makes people look at us differently; it shouldn't be like that at all. The society and community need to come together and promote all the good things that Mexicans have done for this country and not think of them as "illegal aliens."
Davis High School student