There was a time when America was ruled by a tiny elite of Anglo-Saxons, who were fanatical about isolating America from the rest of the world and keeping it a white Christian country. But over time, and most notably since the 1965 immigration act, America opened its borders to the rest of the world and welcomed people of all backgrounds. Most recently, America has gone one step further, by extending rights to undocumented immigrants who are now permitted to vote in many parts of the country, and are protected in many sanctuary cities. But there is one final line that America needs to cross in order to truly integrate into the global community, and that is to take into account what people outside of America want for our country. In order to sample the sentiments of people living in other countries, the Accredited Times asked a group of people from all over the world about what they want for America, and detailed the most notable responses below.
Mohammed Algafari, Age 47, Syria
What can I say … we are suffering, we are suffering. America needs to help Syrians – we need food, we need shelter, we need a home where we can have jobs and have a first world lifestyle. America is taking some refugees, but it’s no good. Germany is better. America is taking small amount of people, but they need to do more, and start offering real citizenship, real jobs and real money to Syrians. We love America, but with Trump is no good. America needs to listen to us, and listen to our needs – we need help, we are suffering.
Jose Martinez, Age 20, Mexico
Man, Trump is a straight up racist! The south parts of America have always belonged to Latinas, to Hispanics! These Gringo-ass Americans need to go back to Europe and leave California, Arizona and Texas for us. Viva La Raza!!! Mexican immigrants is doing all the hard work there – white people don’t want to do that work, they want easy jobs with high pay in offices! We built America, and it’s ours, so don’t tell about no borders, yo!! Borders are straight up racism! Trump needs to go!
Advik Jindal, Age 25, India
I very much would like to travel to America to study and for work, but it’s not easy. Many people apply for visas there but it’s a long, long process. President Trump needs to make it easier to get a visa to study and work. Many people here want to study and work there for a bit and then send money home, but it’s not easy. It needs to be easier for people outside America to travel there.
Andrea Kabeya, Age 32, Congo
I am very shocked that the American people, they elect a racist and sexist to the white house! America is supposed to be a place where everybody has equal rights, and everybody is treated well. I myself wanted Hillary, but unfortunately you see America is still racist and sexist deep down! There are many white people that don’t want others to succeed there, and they need to do more for other people. America is not a white country anymore – it’s for everybody … everybody! and America needs a President who is for everybody!
After listening to the responses of these well informed and inspiring foreigners, one gets the sense that the world wants a more open and inclusive America. One that caters to the needs of all people in the global community and not just a small group of privileged whites. As many have pointed out, America is a country for everybody, and our policies need to be changed to truly reflect that. This the age of globalism, and prosperity should not be locked away behind borders where it cannot be accessed by millions of hardworking people. Everybody should have the opportunity to live, work and vote in America, allowing us to become a true beacon of diversity and multiculturalism, and to demonstrate our willingness to listen to the needs of others instead of selfishly pursuing our own desires. We need a new America, based on what the world truly desires – the old America is dead, and it’s now time for a new vision and a new set of policies that truly bring America into the 21st century.