America 's The American Dream Essay

778 Words Aug 29th, 2015 4 Pages
Just like any other person born and raised in Latin America, the biggest challenge I ever had was when I first came to the United States. Although the circumstances in which I came were different than many other people, it was definitely an experience I wouldn’t want anyone to live. Today, thousands of families decide to come to the United States in the search for a better quality of life. Unfortunately the American dream does not arrive from one day to another. In fact it requires a lot of sacrifice, a lot of hard work, and a lot of tears. It is fair to say that in order to live the American dream, one first has to live the American nightmare.
I was born in Nicaragua, a small country in Central America. I can say that my life in Nicaragua was never bad. I didn’t have a lot, but I was happy enough that I didn’t care about what I didn’t have. My father was a high school teacher and my mom was unemployed, still they were able to provide a safe environment for me and my siblings. Just like many countries in the early 2010s, Nicaragua entered a recession. Rich families didn’t result hurt economically, as they had enough money to live a life with a lot of commodities. On the other hand, families like mine suffered the consequences of the recession, and made my father take the decision of moving to this country. Definitely, moving from one house to another can be a fun and tiring experience for a family, but at the end of the day, the new house is a mess with a bunch of boxes all…

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