The Denial of Aid
Being an illegal immigrant can complicate a lot of things. Even in life or death situations such as Hurricane Katrina, many illegal immigrants find themselves in a conflict of whether or not to get aid from the US government. Even if the illegal immigrants do want to apply for aid such as food stamps or checks, they have to deal with the issue of deportation.
With the fear of deportation heavily on his mind, Almicar Guatemala was afraid of deportation. He was afraid of deportation for his family of five and he couldn’t speak a word of English. His family lived in a rundown motel, and all of them were afraid of being found out as illegal immigrants. With so many struggles that Almicar’s family went through to just be here in the US, they couldn’t have the chance to receive help from the government.
Throughout the disaster of Hurricane Katrina, there were many illegal immigrants who had the same trouble as Almicar’s family did and they too, suffer from the lack of communication and money.
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