Fred, a native of India who immigrated to the United States to find
work, came to DeWitt Clinton Elementary School in Uptown on Tuesday
afternoon to let his voice be heard.
“People still have dreams.
They still have hope.” Fred told Progress Illinois. “But we are facing
the debt of the last ten years.”
Married with two sons and a
daughter, Fred studied to be a medical technologist. But now, he’s
looking for work. In this election, Fred said finances are his big
concern. “When you have a family, you aren’t looking out for one
stomach, you have to feed four people at the house,” he said. Fred also
made it clear he doesn’t want to take care of his family by using
government handouts. “I want to live off real paid checks,” he said.
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