近年イギリス英語の劣化は著しく、私の英語が本家(含むBBC)より'Classy'に(^_^;)。それって恥ずかしくない?

東大出の凡人。でも、その英語はクイーンズイングリッシュ。それも超一級。私より発音のいい日本人がいたら、教えて!

米不法移民の一斉摘発

2019年07月15日 | Weblog

<“It Feels Like A Hurricane Is Coming”: Undocumented Immigrants Are Bunkering Down In Their Homes Ahead Of The ICE Raids>

The same dream keeps haunting Elena, causing her to scream in the middle of the night and wake up her husband. For the past week, the Miami housekeeper and nanny can’t stop imagining the moment she might be picked by ICE officers and sent back to her native Nicaragua.

It’s a nightmare scenario, the 41-year-old says, but it’s also her reality. She has a longstanding deportation order and her husband is undocumented.

She has watched the news incessantly this past week. She’s seen the headlines about the coming “mass” raids, targeting families with final deportation orders  like hers. Her 14-year-old daughter, who is a US citizen by birth, told her this week that she doesn’t want to leave their Miami home for Nicaragua, a country the girl has never stepped foot in.

“I can’t stop thinking — I feel like a crazy person,” Elena said through tears during a telephone interview. “I’m so freaking mad. I didn’t do anything. I’ve never felt this way, this fear that I feel right now.”

She and her family, like many other immigrant families across the country, have prepared for the sweep: They’ve stopped leaving their home, turned off the lights in their living room, closed their curtains. Elena and her husband said they do not plan to open their doors. Their neighbors are on the lookout, too, trying to be of help.

At one point, her family considered leaving their home to stay at a relative’s house for the next week.

“It feels like a hurricane is coming,” Elena said.

Elena’s case illustrates the anxiety that has gripped immigrant communities in the run-up to the planned ICE operation, which was designed to target several thousand undocumented people. Advocates have reported that their hotlines have been swamped with calls seeking guidance, while volunteers have offered to house those scared of staying home as rumored sightings of ICE personnel spread on social media.

上記の記事を見ながら私の英語を聴くとイギリス英語の勉強になります。一緒に声を出して読んでみましょう:

https://soundcloud.com/user-769257566/iceraids

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