Let me explain you the situation,My name is Ashley Wood i'm an houswive as a lot of women who are in this room, and i live in a peaceful neighbourhood of San Diego with my husband and my four chilidren.I'm very involved in the life of our community , and well known of every body here.But since a lot of mexicans immigrants have comehere in our town illegally ,all the social organization has been disturbed And That's why i've decided to create an association wich might help us to understand those people and to fight against all the bad things they've brought here...For exemple the increase of crimes and drugs traffiking...
Gwendo: hello everybody ,i'm very proud to see you at our meeting;i'm Brook cohen and i'm mrs wood'sneighbour.So today we've got the chance to welcome Roberta Suarez who came illegally here, we've managed to convince her to come here in the aim of explain us her situation,her living conditions ,and why does she came in San Diego.
Maeva:So please, i just want to tell you that nobody is here to judge mrs suarez , she is very couragous to come and tell us, she is not the first responsible of ourunsaffety so please try to be mature and a little bit compassionate.
Gwendo: How could i be compassionate?! please Ashley you've created this association try to be logical,her community is briing us into horror, blood crimes, bad exemple for our children, i'm afraid to go shopping and take my car now! they're are able to do a lot of things they're immigrants! they're mexicans! please peopleopen your eyes!!!!!
Maeva: Dear neighboor i'm begging you please could you be a little bit more respectful towards her? she 's not the first who came here and not the last! she may become a mediator beetween us americans citizen and her community , maybe thanks to her we'll reduce the increase of roberries ,she might help us to understand mexican people who live in San Diego.
Gwendo:i don'twant to create anything with them,they're bad people, devil creatures,they steal our jobs, our cars ,my familly and me are living with a strong fear ,we 're afraid to be attacked by them, when i bring my children to school i'm afraid, i don't want them to be kidnnapped!
Maeva: i think you're paranoiac miss Cohen really!!! You might be attempted my a mental disease!!!they're humans! and even ifyou blame them they're doing the badest jobs ever you can find in this town! they're not our slaves even if they've came here illegally, this association has been created to understand them not to chase them away!
Gwendo: i will never agree with you... Roberta explain your situation.....
Meg :First, I would like to thank you Mrs Wood to welcome me here, I understand that many people likeBrook are against Mexican immigrants, but you have to recognize that it’s not pleasant for us also, we never know what lays in store for us, and we are considered like animals by you.
When I lived in Mexico, life was unbearable, we had no work, so no money, and when my husband asked me if I would be ready to emigrate to the US, it’s was like a dream which became suddenly true. It was the chanceof my life, to start from scratch my and all my family
You can’t imagine how difficult it was to live with no prospects, to fear everything and to see my children growing in misery. I really had no future in this country, and to be here today is a kind of miracle for me, I’m very lucky !
I can accept the fact that some persons refuses to talk with us, but there is a real lack of respect fromthem, every Mexican is not a dealer or a serial killer contrary to what mrs Cohen can think.
Maeva: As you can see ,she behaves as a good citizen, we don't have to blame her , her situation is not easy to live ,and as good americans we have to respect the humans wrights , and help them to live in legality , we might pray for them at church and do something to help her child to go to school...