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These Drawings By Children Are Allowing Them To Express How They Feel About Trump

Their drawings are a window to how immigrant children feel in the U.S.

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A workshop called Illustrated Stories of Immigration was set at Mighty Writers in Philadelphia for children of Mexican immigrants to come and share their family's story. The workshop was created by Nora Litz, a Mexican-American artist, to help her students talk about immigration and their feelings.

It was mainly aimed at children with parents that came into the U.S. illegaly since after talking to them she realized how scared they were. "I felt I had to do something" said Litz to NPR.

During the seven week long workshop children from ages 7 to 15 illustrated different aspects from an immigrant's life. The drawings included things like the wall that President Trump mentions constantly to ICE coming to take away family members.

Some illustrations have a touch of humor.

"Blah blah blah. You're fired."
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"Blah blah blah. You're fired."

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But most of them were just heartbreaking.

"I am worried about leaving my family. My Family is very important to me. I will be worried to leave my family."
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"I am worried about leaving my family. My Family is very important to me. I will be worried to leave my family."

"I'm scared my baby sister isn't going to be born in the US.""I want my baby to be born before I get deported."
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"I'm scared my baby sister isn't going to be born in the US."

"I want my baby to be born before I get deported."

"If congress doesn't want to give me the money for the wall, I'll get it myself!"
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"If congress doesn't want to give me the money for the wall, I'll get it myself!"

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"Where's the moon?""with Donald Trump there will be no more science."
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"Where's the moon?"

"with Donald Trump there will be no more science."

Trump: "I am president now!"Panda: "What is this? A wall?"Panda: "I wish he could open his heart."
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Trump: "I am president now!"

Panda: "What is this? A wall?"

Panda: "I wish he could open his heart."

The wall was a constant subject throughout the illustrations.

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"I don't really like Donald Trump because he's going to build a wall."
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"I don't really like Donald Trump because he's going to build a wall."

"We feel that our families will be separated.""My sister and I feel pressure when we watch the news.'
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"We feel that our families will be separated."

"My sister and I feel pressure when we watch the news.'

"I am scared Donald Trump will take away our parents""We are scared!"
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"I am scared Donald Trump will take away our parents"

"We are scared!"

Mexico: "I don't want to go!"ICE: "I'm taking you to jail!"
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Mexico: "I don't want to go!"

ICE: "I'm taking you to jail!"

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Trump: "Let's make America great again."Girl: "People just voted for Trump because they want their jobs back. Well, I want our respect back,"
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Trump: "Let's make America great again."

Girl: "People just voted for Trump because they want their jobs back. Well, I want our respect back,"

The class will have a second session. It begins July 11 and will run every Tuesday for six weeks, in Philadelphia. Sign-ups at Mighty Writers.

All images courtesy of Mighty Writers.

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