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You’re not supposed to fear your next president

With Donald Trump being elected as our next president, many immigrants along with myself have been filled with panic and worry. I came to the United States when I was only 3 months old and now I worry that with Trump in office my family will be forced back to my hometown, and I will have lost all I have worked for all these 18 years.

Not all Mexicans are how he says “rapist and drug dealers.” Many Mexicans come to the U.S. looking for a better future, not by hurting, but by working hard and helping their families back home. I’ve met many other students and family members who have contributed to making America great again.

Manuel Gomez is one the 741,000 benefiting from the program launch by Barack Obama called DACA , which Trump plans to remove in his first 100 days in office.

“I’ve been living here my whole life, I planned my future here and I’d be lost if all I’ve worked for was thrown away,” said Gomez.

He along with the whole world are scared for what’s yet to come with our new president. Also Damian Aguilar as an adult states

“Life has been hard here in the U.S. I’ve always got judged because of my accent, but I believe I’m just another citizen because just like everyone else I pay my dues and I contribute on making a more beautiful country working as a plant manager,” said Damian Aguilar. “We Mexicans are not here to hurt anyone but to take over the jobs Americans are not willing to lower themselves to.”

Now I fear that the Trump administration has the names and addresses of everyone who has ever stated they were undocumented. People are terrified they might take a one look at those documents and start the deportations from there.

I fear that he will bring back war, racism, and discrimination against women and to the LGBT community not only to the U.S., but to the entire world. Now is the time to stick together and protect ourselves and others.

The U.S. is so diverse and each and everyone makes a difference. If we unite our voice, will be stronger than ever.