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Anti-melting pot


By Rayne Wilcox  / Lifeatstart.com Reporter

Melting Pot: A place where different peoples, styles, theories, etc., are mixed together.

This is what the United States has been known for as long as I can remember. It’s what I learned about in my history books and what I’ve learned throughout the 17 years of my life.

Recently, we have inaugurated Donald Trump as the president of the United States of America and  his first round of business when he went into office was to ban immigrants from several countries to come into the United States for seven months.

This act separated families who are trying to find a better life in the United States by getting away from the battleground of their home countries.

I’m not a big political person and I try to stay away from politics and the news,  but this one act caught my attention.

I don’t like the idea that there are families who are separated from their loved ones because of who they are and for what they believe in. I don’t think it’s right that kids can’t see their parents because of what one guy believes is the right thing to do.

He’s rich, so he doesn’t have that problem of not being able to  see his family or go through the struggles that they go  through in their country.

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recently stated that refugees are welcome in Canada and a picture has recently been going around of him standing at the airport welcoming Muslims to Canada.

I applaud Canada for opening their arms to them. Muslims need to know that there is nothing wrong with them for who they are or for what they believe in. Right now, Donald Trump is making them think that there is something wrong with them and that is not OK. You should never feel like  there is something wrong with you from the one person who is supposed to make you feel welcomed, the president.

I know that Donald Trump just got into office, but I hope that he does something productive that doesn’t involve banning people, judging, or being homophobic. I hope he does something that is  respectful to everyone in this country.

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