For project 3 my disaster is going to be on the illegal immigrants working in Florida. I chose this topic because I had to do a project on it in my freshman english class. It really struck my heart they way these people were treated. They work incredibly hard for little to no pay. They have terrible living arrangments and usually end up sick or dying from malnurishment. These immigrants come to Florida with dreams of making money to get there families out of poverty but that rarely happens. Sadly they have a harsh reality. I was trying to find the link between my project and me. I believe the link is a lot of the workers are men and they usually end up dying because and leaving there loved ones behind and I know how it feels to lose a father so my heart goes out to the families that have lost there daddy because of this. I also feel a connection to the migrant workers because its almost like a modern day slavery accept some of these immigrants had a choice and african slaves did not. Being from African decent I feel for these people because its pretty close to slavery. Being from German decent I don’t want the same thing that happened to the jews(the holocaust) to happen to the illegal immigrants.
Americans don’t think about how they got there delicious fresh fruits and vegetables. They don’t think about the hard sweat and tears that went into picking and harvesting there food. Nobody bothers to think about the illegal man or woman getting mistreated and starved trying to make a dollar to feed his or her family. Hopefully my MEmorial will show the blind spot that needs to be recognized in this awful disaster.