The United States of America is currently having a major dilemma over their immigration system especially for those who are trying to pass through the southern borders illegally. United States President Donald Trump has made it very clear that he is not letting Hispanic people get into the country just by illegally crossing the borders.
This, of course, is an issue that is putting both the House of Representatives and the Senate torn into two sides. One of the main reasons is because of their political party agendas, and the second one is their heritage. Some actually think that there isn’t an equal division of power since most people who are currently seated are usually white or black.
It has always been a controversy within the United States Congress how there isn’t much native Americans and other people from other ethnic groups don’t really get a chance to represent. So far, there are only two Native Americans who are seated in the Congress, then again, that is about to change because for the very first time in the history of the United States, this might be the time for a Native American woman to take a seat at the Congress.
Deb Haaland can become the very first Native American Congresswoman
First Native American Congresswoman?
It was earlier this year when the rumor that New Mexico’s Haaland may actually have the chance to be given a seat at the House Of Representatives. This is when she made a couple of remarks regarding the President, wherein she stated how people need simply ignore what Trump is saying. She said that the people must think and focus on what matters such as climate change, and even oil companies that are trying to lease land just like her ancestral home which is the Chaco Canyon.
Haaland is definitely no stranger when it comes to politics, she may be a single mom from Albuquerque, New Mexico, but she has also been helping Democrats win a seat in the Congress for so many years and it is time for her to actually be in one of them. If ever she wins, she will have the opportunity to address as well as to focus on the issues she had been talking about.
— Deb Haaland (@Deb4CongressNM) June 6, 2018
In 2015 and 2017, she was actually the chairman of New Mexico’s Democratic Party. Not only that, she was also the vote director during the presidential campaign of Barack Obama back in 2012. With over two decades of experience by helping on democratic campaigns that led to Democrats winning a seat in the Congress, Haaland is definitely qualified for one as well because this time around, it will be her own seat if ever she wins.
When I was 11, my godmother, Ada Deer, became one of the first Native American women to win a Congressional primary. She narrowly lost the general. There’s still never been a Native American congresswoman.
Tonight, Deb Haaland won her primary—and is on track to make history.
— Ben Wikler (@benwikler) June 6, 2018
The 57-year-old is a member of the Laguna Pueblo tribe, which means if ever she manages to win the race, Haaland will be the very first Native American woman to ever serve in the Congress. This will basically be such a historical event of ever, and she will share it with Sharice Davids, who is also running for the Congress this year.
Davids is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation. However, contrary to what people are expecting, Haaland revealed that she wouldn’t exactly speak in behalf of any tribes to be fair to everyone, but she does understand of course how difficult it is for the entices like her to have such reserved lives and they all need someone to represent their rights and opinions.
Haaland revealed how only a few people in the congress and the senate actually know what it is like to live in poverty, and the president himself wouldn’t know. She even pointed out how Trump will never be able to understand because he is too selfish and that he never had to struggle.
.@Deb4CongressNM is running her campaign the old fashioned way—through grassroots support. She’s showing that she answers to the people of #NM01, not Big Money corporate interests. pic.twitter.com/dInxpcd4g6
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) June 11, 2018
Change Is Coming
In a speech she delivered last Tuesday, Haaland warned the president as well as the other billionaires who are currently sitting in office, she stated that the blue wave is coming, an indication that she will be representing workers, women and everyone who are sidelined by the billionaire class. Haaland will go up against Republican Janice Arnold-Jones who ran without an opponent last year. Whoever wins will replace incumbent Congress official Lujan Grisham.