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"From the Ted Talk by Sayu Bhojwani: Immigrant voices make democracy stronger"

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And here are two things I learned when I became cioesoimmnsr. First, well-meaning New Yorkers who were in city gnenemovrt holding government positions had no idea how scared immigrants were of law enforcement. Most of us don't really know the difference, do we, between a sheriff and local police and the FBI. And most of us, when we see someone in uniform going through our niogoerdhbohs feel curiosity, if not concern. So if you're an undocumented parent, every day when you say goodbye to your clhid, send them off to school and go to work, you don't know what the chances are that you're going to see them at the end of the day. Because a raid at your workplace, a cnchae encounter with local police could change the course of your life forever.

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And here are two things I learned when I became ____________. First, well-meaning New Yorkers who were in city __________ holding government positions had no idea how scared immigrants were of law enforcement. Most of us don't really know the difference, do we, between a sheriff and local police and the FBI. And most of us, when we see someone in uniform going through our _____________ feel curiosity, if not concern. So if you're an undocumented parent, every day when you say goodbye to your _____, send them off to school and go to work, you don't know what the chances are that you're going to see them at the end of the day. Because a raid at your workplace, a ______ encounter with local police could change the course of your life forever.

Solution

  1. chance
  2. child
  3. commissioner
  4. neighborhoods
  5. government

Original Text

And here are two things I learned when I became Commissioner. First, well-meaning New Yorkers who were in city government holding government positions had no idea how scared immigrants were of law enforcement. Most of us don't really know the difference, do we, between a sheriff and local police and the FBI. And most of us, when we see someone in uniform going through our neighborhoods feel curiosity, if not concern. So if you're an undocumented parent, every day when you say goodbye to your child, send them off to school and go to work, you don't know what the chances are that you're going to see them at the end of the day. Because a raid at your workplace, a chance encounter with local police could change the course of your life forever.

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city council 4
young people 3
york city 3
american democracy 3

Important Words

  1. chance
  2. chances
  3. change
  4. child
  5. city
  6. commissioner
  7. concern
  8. curiosity
  9. day
  10. difference
  11. encounter
  12. enforcement
  13. fbi
  14. feel
  15. goodbye
  16. government
  17. holding
  18. idea
  19. immigrants
  20. law
  21. learned
  22. life
  23. local
  24. neighborhoods
  25. parent
  26. police
  27. positions
  28. raid
  29. scared
  30. school
  31. send
  32. sheriff
  33. undocumented
  34. uniform
  35. work
  36. workplace
  37. yorkers