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Immigration Reform
by Sophy Ouk
Tuesday May 8th, 2012 11:22 AM
This piece is about immigrant rights.
My name is Sophy Ouk and I am a Sociology student at Sonoma State University. I’m currently enrolled in an Investigative Sociology class, which is designed to give students hands-on experience with the community utilizing a research method to support the improvement of one’s social and economic stability. An issue that involves inequality in Sonoma County that threatens human rights is immigration, and as we all know, a large portion of immigrants arriving to America is the Latino population. But because of the political wrongness and social injustice, immigrant families are being separated due to deportation. In order to stop separating families, we must act and establish a comprehensive immigration law to aid immigrants to become citizens and enable them to seek the American Dream. The political arena needs to change and reform its immigration laws in a way that the American Dream is obtainable to anyone who makes sacrifices to come to America and wishes to start a new beginning.

We must unite in solidarity and fight against the social oppression that threatens human rights. As Martin Luther King once said, “we must not allow our creative protest do degenerate into physical violence.”