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Grade 6
Persuasive
Writing

Juntos/Together

by Krisbel D.L.M., Grade 6, 826 Valencia

Krisbel is twelve years old. She’s a sixth grader who attends Everett Middle School in San Francisco, CA. She likes to play soccer, sleep, and gossip with her friends.

Mi nombre es Krisbel, tengo doce años y vivo en San Francisco. Soy de Guatemala, y llevo un año aquí. Mi lugar favorito es Dolores Park. 

Un problema que me importa es la inmigración. Mi mamá se vino cuando yo tenía un año, y yo me vine ocho años después. Pasamos ocho años sin vernos, y mi familia sigue allá en Guatemala.

Señor Presidente, le pido que apoye con las leyes de la immigración para que sean amigables hacia las personas que viven afuera que desean comenzar una nueva vida. Me ayudaría que mi familia pudiera viajar aquí, porque les podría mostrar cosas nuevas que ellos no conocen todavía, como las reglas que son diferentes aquí. Les ayudaría mucho conocerlas para que sigan reglas parecidas.  

Ellos quisieran ver lugares nuevos porque me han dicho que han soñado con ver el puente de Oakland Bay solo para ver como es, porque solo lo han visto por imágenes y videos que les he enviado a mis tías. Y mis tías desean ver de nuevo a mis tíos porque llevan tres años sin verse. Y igual mi abuela no ha visto a mi mamá, trece años sin ver a mi mamá, solo se ven en llamadas. Si alguno de ellos pudiera ver a mi mamá, sería mi abuela porque ya pasaron mucho tiempo sin verse y creo que sería bien que se vean.

Estaría bien si tuviera a toda mi familia aquí para Navidad porque serían más regalos, más atención, más dinero, más apoyo, y ayudarían a mi mamá porque ella trabaja duro para nosotras para conseguir un gran futuro y temo que ellos no puedan ver otra vez a mi mamá. Extraño cuando mi abuela en diciembre en estas fiestas navideñas en Guatemala me hacía mi chocolate calentito cuando hacía frío y ahora es diferente porque estoy con mi mamá pero no estoy con mis tías y mi abuela en Navidad como lo hacíamos antes que mirábamos una película de Navidad, todos juntos, y la pasabamos bien en familia.

Gracias por su tiempo, espero que tenga una muy buena Navidad Señor Presidente. 

Hecho por Krisbel.

 


 

My name is Krisbel. I am twelve years old and I live in San Francisco. I’m from Guatemala, and I’ve been here for a year. My favorite place is Dolores Park.

One problem I care about is immigration. My mom came here when I was one year old, and I came eight years later. We spent eight years not seeing each other, and my family is still there in Guatemala.

Mr. President, I ask you to support immigration laws so that they are friendly to people living in other countries who want to start a new life. It would help me for my family to be able to travel here, because I could show them new things that they don’t know yet, like the rules that are different here. It would be very helpful for them to know them so that they follow similar rules.

They would like to see new places, because I have been told that they have dreamed of seeing the Oakland Bay Bridge just to see what it is like, because they have only seen it in pictures and the videos that I have sent to my aunts. And my aunts want to see my uncles again, because they haven’t seen each other for three years. And my grandmother hasn’t seen my mom—thirteen years without seeing my mom. They only see each other in calls. If any of them could see my mom, it would be my grandmother, because they have spent a lot of time without seeing each other, and I think it would be good for them to see each other.

It would be good if I had my whole family here for Christmas, because there would be more gifts, more attention, more money, more support, and they would help my mom, because she works hard for us to achieve a great future and I fear that they won’t be able to see my mom again. I miss my grandmother in Guatemala making me my hot chocolate during the holiday season in December when it was cold, and now it’s different because I’m with my mom but I’m not with my aunts and my grandmother at Christmas like we did before, when we would watch a Christmas movie, all together, and we had a good time with family.

Thank you for your time; I hope you have a very good Christmas, Mr. President.

Written by Krisbel.

 

 

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