I am a nurse practitioner, a family nurse practitioner from Brooklyn, New York.
I'm first generation American. I'm proud to say my mother hails from Barbados and my father from Jamaica. And they came here as two young adults in their late teens with a couple of dollars in their pocket. And because of the American dream, wanting to have a better life for themselves and their eventual children, they came without knowing what their fate would be, what the future held. And I am so glad that they took that step. I have been able to have the best of education the best when it comes to opportunities, but that's because I have very, very savvy pushy mother. I'll be very honest. There is no opportunity or stone that is left unturned that she is not going to attempt to access for her children.
It is imperative. This is what the American dream is. Give me your poor. Give me your tired. It happened for my family. And I want that for other families, too. When we denied people access, we deny all the Dr. Nelson's of the future. We deny families that can go and do amazing things who want to live in American Dream contribute and help us to grow as a nation.