Mr. Trump, America was their home

Mr. Trump, my grandparents and aunt made the decision to leave Guyana and make the United States home.

Carmen, my grandmother,

My grandfather served as Senior Geological Land Surveyor for the New York and New Jersey Port Authority. My grandmother was an Registered Nurse in obstetrics, who delivered a myriad of American babies.

My aunt, an RN, was a first responder at 9/11 and died as a result of her service.

Like your grandparents, my aunt and grandparents came to the US to have a better life.

And now you have the nerve to tell me that because they weren’t white they weren’t American? That they should have gone home? Because that’s what you told those four Congresswomen.

My grandmother served in WW2 – can you say the same?

Unlike your grandfather (German born), my grandparents did not see the need to lie about their ethnicity, a lie you yourself have maintained. I suspect he was afraid of being interned in the same cages you seem so fond of using.

Luckily for me, my mother took a different route. She let her green card lapse. Instead of following the rest of her family to the United States, she opted to come to Canada,

This Canadian, born and raised, will be forever grateful for her mother’s decision.

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