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Selena Gomez On Immigration: "I Am Afraid For My Country"

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Selena Gomez On Immigration: "I Am Afraid For My Country"
Selena Gomez On Immigration: "I Am Afraid For My Country"

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In a tense political environment surrounding immigration to the United States, singer Selena Gomez has raised her voice to tell the story of her own family.

In an open letter, the singer revealed that her family went through the same challenge that many immigrants go through today in search of a better future.

“In the 1970s, my aunt crossed the border from Mexico to the United States hidden in the back of a truck. My grandparents followed her and my father was born in Texas shortly after,”the letter begins. “In 1992, I was born a US citizen because of your courage and sacrifice. Over the past four decades, my family members have worked hard to obtain US citizenship."

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Gomez continues:

"Undocumented immigration is a topic I think about every day, and I never forget how blessed I am to have been born in this country thanks to my family and the grace of circumstances."

But the news about the racism that is making headlines and the anger that immigration has aroused frightened her. "I am afraid for my country," he confesses.

Immigration is a divisive political issue. It is the subject of endless arguments and countless news. But immigration goes beyond politics and headlines. It is a human problem, which affects real people, dismantles real lives. The way we treat it speaks to our humanity, our empathy, our compassion. The way we treat our fellow men defines who we are.”

Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez

The artist has used her social networks to raise awareness about various topics of human interest such as mental health and immigration. In the new Netflix documentary Living Undocumented, Gómez tells the stories of eight families facing deportation.

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selena-gomez-and-her-parents

Selena Gomez, just 26 years old, is a talented young woman, successful and with a career on the rise. Her parents are Ricardo Joel Gómez and Mandy Teefey, who became pregnant at 16, however, the relationship between the interpreter's parents did not prosper. Selena's father still lives in Texas and has a close relationship with her daughter.

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