As much as most of us hate to acknowledge, President-elect Donald Trump is set to take the white house next month. As many people cant stand the thought, one of Trump's biggest plans is getting immigrats out of the country and now many people are living in fear. As a young woman decided to voice her opinions about the immigration issue, she was quickly shot down by a former senator.

According to Latina, DREAMer Elizabeth Vilchis stood up to speak to Santorum at a town hall event with Vann Jones about her experience as a mechanical engineer who came to the U.S. from Mexico and was quickly dismissed by former Senator Rick Santorum.

Sharing that she has been undocumented ever since coming to America at seven-years-old, Vilchis expressed that she  has used her skills to give back to young people in her communities and inspire them to pursue careers in STEM.

"I stand to lose all the work that I've done if the new administration decides to end DACA," she said. "I will lose my career and I will also potentially be labeled for deportation, which means I will be removed from the communities I have contributed to so much. As 2017 starts, I'd like to ask for your advice on how to plan for my future and what lays ahead."

While immigration has been the hot topic since Trump's presidential victory, Elichis like many other undocumented immigrants want to know how exactly she should move and what her future may hold. Unfortunately for her, she was met with disappointing and rather disrespectful insight from former Senator Santorum.

The publication reports that  Santorum began his reply by talking about his father, who was born in Benito Mussolini's Italy and wanted to come to the U.S. but couldn't due to immigration laws at the time. He asked his father if he resented America because of it, to which his father allegedly replied, "it was worth doing it the right way."

"What most people in America feel is that you've been given a tremendous benefit by being here in this country," Santorum said, adding that he "imagined she wouldn't have had the opportunities to accomplish what she had elsewhere."

"My final point is that you have the ability to go to ay other country irght now and apply those wares, and be successful and reapply to come back to America," Santorum said. "Go and make the world a better place."

The sad part about this issue is that as opposed to trying to help immigrants feel safe and provide some type of aid, many politicians are only telling immigrants that its in their best interest to leave the country.

Of course the news did not blow over very well via Twitter. Many users quickly bashed Santorum for his insensitive remarks and the comments were not pretty.

Immigration will always be an issue in this country but fighting for what you believe in is the only way to have your voices heard.