Tuesday, February 3, 2009

It's Been a While..

So, what has happened since my last blog post? I think the most important thing is, we now have a new president. How amazing and inspiring that day was, I pretty much spent it glued to my T.V. wishing I was there. Since the inauguration, President Obama has not focused much on immigration which is understandable with the hard economic times this country is going through. However, I'm really hoping the DREAM Act gets introduced during the beginning of this year. This will not happen without us pushing him, though.

Anyway, I am taking Political Science at school this year and apparently, there's a wannabe ICE agent in my class. Well, to be fair, he didn't say that but he said he is very much against illegal immigration. Ironically, he sits next to me. I wish I would have been brave enough to stand up and say something, but for some reason, I think that people will realize I'm undocumented if I do so. Completely ridiculous, I know. Maybe if I lived in a more liberal state, but PA is not exactly immigrant-friendly. That does not excuse the fact that I kept quiet, and if the topic ever comes up again (which I'm sure it will), I will make sure to shut him up. I wonder what he would say (or do) if he knew he sits next to one of those "illegal immigrants," though. Would he change his mind? Or would he become one of those "you're taking a U.S. citizen's college seat!" kind of people?

Probably the latter. I'm not feeling optimistic today.