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graduation

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  • "My name is Aisha Hossain. and i am an illegal alien. My family came here eight years ago on a tourist visa and stayed."
  • GASP!
  • dang!
  • "In those days they didn't enforce the laws. We were the people you don't always see, flashing our polite smiles, trimming hedges, parking your cars in lots, doing the night shift. You needed us and we needed you."
  • "My father worked every job he could. We paid a lawyer to make us legal, but then he disappeared. We hired another lawyer to do the same thing, but it didn't work."
  • Some poor people died from that attack!
  • "And then one day two planes came and smashed into two towers. A war started. Overnight, we, the invisible people, became visible. We became dangerous. We became terrorists, people with bombs in our luggage, poison in our homes."
  • I liked the towers!
  • "My father... My father just wanted to do the right thing. For us. He drove us to Canada because he thought that was for the best. But we couldn't get in, so the authorities took him away. For many weeks."
  • that seems terrable.
  • aah! robbers!
  • "They said he gave money to a suspicious organization. It wasn't true. And none of those things tell you who he is or who we are. I got scared for him. I got scared for me, too. I got scared that they would take me away in the middle of the night."
  • When i went to my Valedictorian Speech, i got nervous and scared because of what i'm about to say. I'm doing this because i want them to know who we are so that we can feel at home like everyone else.
  • During my speech, I drank some water because i got thirsty.
  • What i said about being scared of is true and keeps me awake every night.
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