With Donald Trump making immigration a top point in his campaign and following a recent altercation with Univision reporter Jorge Ramos in which Ramos was ejected from a Trump campaign event, one Mexican-American veteran thought he would weigh in on the issue.
On a short post on Clash Daily, Sgt. Omar Avila, a combat veteran who served with the 1st Infantry Division and was wounded in combat, called out Hispanics living in America, who aren’t proud of the country they call home.
Here is his post at Clash Daily:
I recently heard that a Hispanic reporter from Univision said that America ‘owes’ Hispanics.
This is the kind of mindset that is poisoning our Hispanic communities – and it is teaching our youth to feel entitled and abused by American society. When in reality, all that America has done is provide us with an opportunity to become anything and everything someone could set their mind to. If you’re here for the American dream and work hard everyday, don’t expect to be handed everything on a silver platter. Stop your victim mentality and go accomplish what you set out to do.
I understand the pride, culture and heritage of the Hispanic people and how important it is to pass on to the next generation. But, I also think it should be just as important to teach them to take pride in being an American by learning the constitution, being willing to defend, go to war, and die for this country to make it an even better country for the next generation.
He also highlighted a prayer via Instagram pictured below:
How do you feel about this soldier pouring his heart out to his community? I salute my military brother and his heartfelt message.