My parents met in the United States after they fled from widespread violence in their home countries in the early 1980s. The jingoism that is being preached today almost guarantees families like mine and people like me will not exist in the future of this nation.
It's becoming harder each day to realize that millions of Americans supported this rhetoric and now this action. I hope we as Americans can rally together to overcome the spite and hatred that is being thrown upon us. "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"