My Life As An Undocumented Immigrant Summary

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How do the experiences of Jose Antonio Vargas (the author of "My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant" and the subject of Documented, the film we viewed in class) contradict the stereotypes and commonly held beliefs about immigrants in the U.S. that we discussed in class? What surprised you about his story? I have come to realize after deep thought that Jose, as well as many other immigrants’ within this great country are stereotyped just by the word “immigrant” being attached to them, never mind attaching the additional verbiage of are they a documented or undocumented immigrant. Are Americans racist as a whole? Too many Americans believe that immigrants do not work, live off the welfare system, refuse to speak English, follow and obey American …show more content…
Come to American, pursue the American dream, but follow the rules, even if they are antiquated that guide this great country that makes it the most sought after place to live. Perusing a green card, r holding one takes a great deal of work, it is complex, and the system may not be perfect, but it is a social system that is meant for all to adhere to, not a selection or choice, nor does it define America. Jose is taking advantage of America, instead of advertising that being a documents immigrant is more than a green card, support the system, become a documented immigrant, and fight to change the system for the …show more content…
I am not stating that Mexico has improved dramatically because change moves slowly in Mexico, crime, economic issues, illegal drugs, corrupt political leaders still exist and is at a heighten level. I am saying why leave a country that is trying to prosper and flourish, attempting to obtain political stability, drug reform, and economic growth. Stay and support your own country, and its people and government when stopping border crossing is at all time high, and deportation is on the increase. The Mexican economy is tied to the US economy, and we are sluggish, so maybe now is not the time to leave Mexico. I also think it cost less to live in Mexico with a better standard of living than many parts of the USA. The US economy is struggling to rebound. The USA looses workers for Americans jobs, yes with lower wages, which generate lower tax payments, but we also lose future doctors, engineers, and scientist, people that can make a change in this country for the benefit of all

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