Undocumented immigrant fighting back for American dream
Immigration is hotly discussed topic throughout the nation as many undocumented immigrants are scared as to what their future may hold. But one Bushwick woman is fighting back to tell others that political rhetoric should not put a hold on their dreams.
Juana came to the United States from Mexico 24 years ago to build a better life for her family. As an undocumented immigrant, she says it is upsetting to hear the recent rhetoric coming from Washington.
"We're not taking anything away from anyone. We are workers. We're contributing to this community. We are paying taxes," Juana says.
Last week, News 12 reported that many undocumented immigrants are fearful to report crimes due to the talk of immigration reform.
Both Juana and her 7-year-old son Jael plan to join Make the Road New York on May 1 as the group rallies in Foley Square on International Workers Day. They plan to send the message that building a border wall and cracking down on undocumented immigrants is wrong.