Here’s How Undocumented People Feel About The Election
The most important election of our lifetime is here and there is so much on the line for so many Americans, including undocumented immigrants. One tweet has sparked a conversation about how undocumented immigrants feel.
Twitter user Rodrigo Huertas is showing the world what undocumented immigrants are feeling about this year’s presidential election.
How are undocumented immigrants feeling less than 24 hours before the presidential elections?
— Rodrigo Huertas (@orchards24) November 7, 2016
All it took was 93 characters to get people to open up about their fears about Election Day.
Some responses are using humor to relay the message of anxiety.
@orchards24 I'm really anxious and trying to come up with white sounding names just
— Lupus The Wolf (@icameaspedro) November 7, 2016
Humor or backup plan?
Other people are unfiltered about how terrified they truly are.
— Sandra Sandwiches (@sandrasandwiche) November 7, 2016
Sometimes one hashtag is all you need.
Looks like the white name mentality is a common theme.
@orchards24 Trying not to look worry by practicing saying my potential new name.."Hello, my name is Joseph but you can call me Joe"
— José J Cáceres (@ImmigrationWS) November 7, 2016
Jorge = George. Guillermo = William. Pedro = Peter. Etc.
Many are exhausted after watching two people argue over your fate and well-being in this country for months.
— Juli (@hoodrichglossy) November 7, 2016
No energy left.
There are people that just can’t believe that it’s already decision time.
— Stephanie Rodriguez (@stephberrryy) November 7, 2016
People who are protected are worried about family and friends.
— Sheridan (@SirSheri) November 7, 2016
Answers to the tweet are covering all the different emotions in the human spectrum.
I just wanna cry all day till the results lmao https://t.co/yAYEfeM3ob
— Deyanira (@Deyaaaniraa) November 7, 2016
@Deyaaaniraa we promise you’re not the only one.
Some people are legit looking up what it would mean if they’re forced to go back to their countries of origin.
— Jess (@JessChilin) November 7, 2016
Imagine spending your life in one country then being told you have to go back to a country you do not know.
Stress. Stress. Stress.
I am a ball of anxiety and stress ? https://t.co/UK3CSgVkOB
— – (@mirydee) November 7, 2016
Breathe. Just breathe.
Then there are emotions that just can’t be put into conventional words.
— Kamau (@TheKamauChege) November 7, 2016
Existential crisis is right.