Interview with Arriyhana and Celecia

Recorded August 1, 2018 Archived August 1, 2018 08:45 minutes
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Sisters Arriyahna and Celecia discuss their views on immigration in the United States.


  • Arriyhana Garcia
  • Celecia Garcia



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00:01 My name is Arianna. My name is Lisa Garcia. And I am first generation on my dad's side and third-generation. On my mom's side needs from Roswell, New Mexico, and

00:34 Immigration today.

00:37 Really depressing it like makes me sad to see family.

00:46 Torn apart and put into separate areas.

00:51 I'm a lot of people actually that happened ported that I've seen so far some of my Max so you don't even speak their native language or

01:06 Barely know anything about Mexico and they're still being sent back with nothing. Nowhere note Northstar from the family to turn to.

01:19 Say, their kings are so young Lord.

01:22 Where are born here and their parents get deported?

01:28 It's really hard seeing like so much negativity and people telling us what to do. Not even knowing our situation. Or we're actually from there. When we celebrate.

01:43 You know, born there, when we tend to celebrate our culture. It's always

01:52 Yeah, there's a lot of negativity for the immigrants and I don't think it's right. I feel like we should welcome and

02:04 Help each other out. I mean, you really don't know each other situation, you know, a lot of people could be running from danger, you know, asylum-seekers. And it's bad to see, people just putting people down for no reason, you know, you really don't have any reason to despise them, and sometimes you could do something if we can find, or if I should happen, to me, once I'm at the grocery store, which ironically was a Hispanic grocery store.

02:49 And I'm just going towards to Japan and like you can't speak English.

03:13 She really want to talk about immigration.

03:19 I feel like it hits harder to because

03:24 About our family situation. Yeah. Our dad isn't allowed in the US because of his crimes for drugs, which is completely understandable for like crying. But he's also not allowed in Mexico because the customers have been after him recently actually for years, you know, it's like if you have money out in Mexico, you know, you owned a big Ranch almost garage. If you don't like the animals, they don't want anybody to have anything or if they're working for them unless they're making something off of it and dance and hum.

04:15 Address balderston multiple threats and even their heads.

04:33 Things like this happen constantly Mexico. Since it's not the place to be and the fact that we could turn some freeway and tell him to go back when their lives are at risk. When their children lives at risk. It's ridiculous considering

04:53 Cartels also come to us and go back and she just couldn't be around because of the trouble.

05:09 Wait, we've never been to Mexico.

05:12 Because if we want to go over there, and they were to find out who her father was sleeping Danger.

05:20 But it's hard to talk about, like, such a serious topic because, like, nowadays people are like, oh, you're just

05:29 Did the president cookie supposedly racist and like it sometimes not even that?

05:38 But it's not just like the fact that he's so extreme without even.

05:47 We have to chat.

05:51 It's like so many other things that you know, I don't agree with on Trump. Not just the whole immigration thing with stopping the ending of DACA.

06:05 Especially dog. I have so many friends and dog.

06:16 The whole topic. It's like the latest and it's called Sergio go back to your country or why don't you just get papers in the process of the easy at all? And it cost a lot of money figure. If you're coming to be nice to escape poverty to steep danger. You're going to have the money to get papers, that's harder to talk about it and they go through it when you're a kid because people are like, you don't know what you're doing. You don't know what you're talkin about, even some of our friend, my friend to our Mexican on DACA.

07:03 We had a walk out at my old school and some of my friends refuse to participate and told me not to participate. That people wouldn't take it. That didn't matter and it just I got into argument with my friend cuz it hurt like that type of negativity. Yeah, we received it. But if you influence it is just going to make it through. And it it's only people have given up hope to take us down for anything because they don't think anybody will take you serious. I just really hope that

07:44 Coming years.

07:48 People more people get deported.

07:53 Somehow, we'll see you like,

07:56 But it wasn't exactly right. I just hope it all gets better.

08:03 Yeah, I hope that we'll be able to welcome people with.

08:07 Open arms.

08:10 You know, really help other people who are in need because I'm going to get with you in a situation.

08:16 You know, you would do anything for your child for yourself.

08:23 What can United States 34?

08:27 No, it's just

08:30 They don't they don't like it cuz I'm done.

08:36 I just hope it gets better.