Forgotten Immigrant Suburbs Analysis

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Pope Francis Sheds Light on the Forgotten Immigrant Suburbs A specific quote of Pope Francis particularly kindled a fire in Sister Suzanne Killowitzhs heart. Sister Suzanne, a second generation daughter of a Polish immigrant father, a previous resident of a northwest suburb called Arlington Heights, and a former DePaul student kindly shared her experience of coming to her first realization of her immigrant status regardless of her American birth and life. Her story began with her first nun mission years back, when she saw a little American born brown boy being physically pulled away from his immigrant father. She spoke with trembles in her voice and tears in her eyes, how those twenty three year old rusting screams still haunt her today. Thus being, finally unblinding her of her immigrant filled home, and her own immigration status.…show more content…
As a respected visitor to this land, Pope Francis spoke nothing but the truth, the truth about himself and of us. The truth that we sometimes fail to accept, the truth that we as Americans ignore, the truth that interrupts us from acting like a functioning part of humanity, the truth that we are all temporary foreigners of our land. “I say this to you as the son of immigrants, knowing that so many of you are also descended from immigrants. Tragically, the rights of those who were here long before us were not always respected” he spoke sincerely. This open minded point of view of his about something so germane to the United States today stretched across the country, reaching to far places, places that are considered as the new homes to the greatest deal of immigrants, places such as Arlington Heights,

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