In a letter to the editor, Hoboken mayoral candidate Ron Bautista weighs in on President Donald Trump’s (R) repeal of the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals program.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
I’ve been living in Hoboken for the past 18 years, and it took me 11 of those years to finally get my green card. You can say I’m one of the lucky ones, since most people don’t even get the opportunity I did.
I am now a US citizen, proud to say I’m a former undocumented immigrant, running for mayor of Hoboken.
All politics are local and it takes all of us at the city level to defend and empower our diverse communities, especially the Dreamers from the DACA program that the Trump administration is putting an end to.
Let’s make it perfectly clear that an injustice for one is an injustice for all, and that the fight for immigrant rights is the same fight for women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and civil rights.
Just how we legalized a woman’s right to vote, abolished segregation and brought marriage equality, let’s stand together with our immigrant brothers and sisters for the right to live in America, a country built by immigrants.