Posted 5 years ago on Nov. 15, 2011, 11:07 p.m. EST by flashcards
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
Please take time during your protest to realize that there is another 11% of the population strongly behind you. Although we are here legally, to come and join your protests could cause us to be deported, so most will stay at home and hope you can change something.
For the first 150 years of this countries existence WE HAD the right to vote, a right that was lost after the 14th and 19th amendments. The old guys in charge were worried that if Legal Immigrants retained the vote in addition to all black people and women, there would be no way they could keep control.
So as the civil rights movement gained ground for some, it was stripped away from others just to keep the status quo. Although we may fight and die for this country, and we all pay Taxes here; we have no representation, and to protest that fact get's us thrown out.
2016 will be my earliest opportunity to vote and only if I am granted my citizenship by then. I will have been in the USA over 16 years at that point all of them legal and have filed taxes each time.
Please take a moment to include us in your democracy, at least in thought.