Several immigrants settled in the U.S. recently have said that recent political changes are beginning to remind them of what they left behind: their homeland and their home.
Cuban-American businessman Máximo Álvarez starred in one of the most memorable moments of the Republican convention when he warned Americans about progressive socialism. However, this is not an isolated case or a simple opponent of the Democratic platforms.
Many users on social networks and in interviews with Fox News, immigrants from all over Latin America, many of them, have said that they are beginning to see with greater fear the advances of socialist ideas and practices in North American politics.
These political changes are mainly precipitated by class wars, riots, and language surveillance among others, not to mention the famous "government expansionist programs.
Elizabeth Rogliani is a young Venezuelan woman who gives an account of this through her social networks. In 2008 she fled the Venezuelan regime to Florida, where she now resides. Through the TikTok platform she seeks to convey to people what she experienced in her native country and the reasons that led her to immigrate.
About this, among other things, she has said: "Millionaires, and anyone who was rich, were 'the enemy of the people' in Venezuela". Rogliani notes with concern the frequent parallels drawn between politicians' attacks on millionaires and billionaires in Venezuela and in the U.S. today.
He adds: "Class division was something that Hugo Chávez wanted, to make sure that the poorest sectors of society hated anyone who was rich. It is well known that former President Hugo Chavez repeatedly said that being rich was a bad thing.
Roberto Bendana, a Nicaraguan immigrant currently living in Texas, has also narrated the experience that led to his exodus. About it, he told Fox News: "What we see now has the same characteristics that I saw there ... violence, looting, damage to private property.
Banda had to go into exile in 1981, when revolutionary socialists took power and confiscated his father's coffee farm. He points out that even the colors of the flags seen in recent days show coincidences in shades of red and black.
The warning signs are coming from all over the southern hemisphere and from Latin America in general. Among the more than one million Cubans exiled since Fidel Castro took power in 1959 is businessman Máximo Álvarez who said in his speech last August: "I heard Fidel Castro's promises and I will never be able to forget all those who grew up around me ... who suffered and starved and died because they believed those empty promises; you can still hear the sounds of those unfulfilled promises. It is the sound of the waves in the ocean carrying families clinging to pieces of wood. It's the sound of tears hitting the paper of an application to become an American citizen. My dad, who only had a sixth-grade education, told me, 'Don't lose this place, about America.
Finally, Lily Tang Williams, a Chinese immigrant living in New Hampshire who personally experienced the cultural revolution under dictator Mao, warns of the advance of socialist policies and tells the media, "Freedom of speech and free thoughts and ideas: that's what makes America great. We don't have to agree with each other all the time, but we should be able to have a civilized discusión”