Drawing by Nora, age 10
Dear Mr. President,
I know that you want to build a wall to block out all of the Mexican people from coming to our country. It doesn’t make me feel like things are normal because I don’t think our country should be that way. One of my friends has a grandmother that lives in Mexico. And if you make that wall, they will not get to see her. They are not bad people. The Mexican people who came here are not bad. They did not hurt anyone. If you build that wall, it will make people feel sad and nervous. People come here because they think this will be a better place for them. And they cross desserts, go across rivers, don’t have a lot of food, can’t carry their clothes. They have to survive just to get here. You shouldn’t make the wall at all because that is not the right thing to do.
You need to make better choices in your life.
Maya, age 9