I am a Mexican American who was born in Sonoyta, Mexico. I was only three years old when my mom relocated me and my four siblings to Arizona. She wanted us to experience a life in a country where dreams are easier to reach. She wanted to give us the education we could not get in Mexico. Being a single mother is hard and my mother had the added burden of raising us without being a U.S. citizen.
I met my husband in high school and six years later, in 2014, we were legally married in Santa Monica. Immediately after our wedding, I was able to apply to become a legal resident, but my mother and siblings are still undocumented.
America is great because we are diverse. We do not need America to be great again because it is already great. Trump will not stand for people like me, my husband, or my mother. We fought for our love, we fought to live in a life in a country that acknowledges us for who we are. I am now fighting for my future, a future in a country that accepts any ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.