Article 5 Facts About Illegal Immigrants

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The United States is perceived as “The Dreamland” for many people around the world because it represents the land of opportunities and a better future. Millions of people even decide to immigrate illegally in order to live a better life in this promising country. Some families decide to risk their children’s life by bringing them in a very dangerous trip just to give them a better education and future. In the article 5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S by Jens Manuel Krogstad and Jeffrey S. Passel, it gives a statistic of the number of undocumented students in 2012. According to the article, for every ten students, two were undocumented which made a 21% of children in school in this nation. These children brought to the U.S in a very young age have to deal with problems like attending college and looking for better jobs when they become adults. Without legal documents, undocumented immigrants brought as minor would grow in a country …show more content…
The author introduced, nine years old Ana Bonilla- Martinez, who resided in New Jersey but was born in Mexico. The article explains the difficulties of Martinez adapting to the U.S for different reasons. One of the reasons was because her mother had to work very hard, for long hours, in different jobs for a living. It also explains that Martinez did not have any opportunities to attend college because of her illegal status. Although her illegal status would have prevented Martinez from attending college and obtaining a degree, she did not give up with her future. Martinez managed to attend a community college and graduate with high honors with the aid of private scholarships to help her pay for her education. Undocumented immigrants do not only have difficulties obtaining a higher education, but they also have difficulties finding a job because of their illegal

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