The Liberian immigration

On Wednesday March 28, 2018, the Liberian community had a walkout to the state capital. This walkout was based on the new law that the president passed on Liberian immigration status. The law says that all Liberian immigrants, with no documents, will have to relocate back to Liberia, by March of next year, 2019.

During this walkout, we had some people talk about how the new law had affected them in different ways, and people also talked about how it may cause problems for their families.

The walk was from Brooklyn Park to the capital, and it was almost twenty miles. The estimated number of people was about three hundred. I talked to some of the people that were involved in the walkout, and had some people share their thoughts about how they felt.

According to one of the people, whose name is, Mary Johnson,“I came here during the civil war and my kids been here all their lives and currently I have a sixteen-year-old daughter to take care of. I am also a single mother that has to take care of six children, and my husband died after the last kid was born so if this laws take place it is going to affect me and my family, and I don’t want that” she cried.

There was also a lady named Joyce Mulbah, who also said, “I came during the Ebola crisis in 2014 and I been working, and the only person that provided for my sick mom who just stays home and does nothing. So I hope that the president have mercy on us and let us stay here.”

Most people said that they are going to continue to march until the president or the house or senators do something. I hope that the president will do something about the problem before next year’s deadline, and help them too.

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