CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Donald Trump's plan to end birthright citizenship is drawing fire from Republican challengers Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, not to mention the Latino population.
In particular, one successful family from Little Village that would be torn apart if Trump got his way. That couple owns Los Mangos, which has been open since 2012 and is growing.
The Hispanic couple who owns the shop said they would welcome Trump any day to come and visit their business.
“We've worked a lot to accomplish what we have and for it, just to think about it ending in this way, it's unreal,” said Eladio Montoya.
For the past three years, Eladio and Judith Montoya have had their hands full with 3 kids and a business that has taken off.
Los Mangos, based in Little Village, is a Mexican ice cream shop that now employs 50 people.
The Montoyas had a dream to be business owners, and that dream has soared that they are now going on 8 locations.
And it all started with an ice cream called the “Mangonada," which is a Mexican style mango ice cream with a red sauce that gives it a kick.
Eladio and Judith Montoya said they fear that with presidential hopeful Donald Trump's immigration ideas, that their American dream could be ripped from them.
“He needs to come visit us or visit the community and see for himself that he's judging the people unjustly, he needs to come and see that we are getting up every day at 5 in the morning to just make a living,” said Montoya.
Trump said he wants to end birthright citizenship, which is a scary thought for Eladio who wasn't born in America.
“It was very easy for us to cross the border, we just walked through an open fence and took a couple steps and we were in a shopping center," said Montoya.
He was six at the time and shortly after became a legal citizen. Judith was born in the United States, but is still worried.
"This is where we live, this is what we know and we have nowhere to go,” she said.
The Montoyas said Trump's words are just that and won't stop them.
“Our goal is to keep on opening more businesses and be more successful every day, and that's what we are here for," she said.
The Montoyas said their employees are also worried, because Trump's immigration ideas could also affect them.
The work continues for the family, who are opening their 8th location in Crest Hill this fall.