The Importance Of Dreams In America

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One way or another we all had conceived a dream; dreams can be inspiring, but many times dreams can lead to disappointments. For instance, many times immigrants migrate to the United States to pursuit the “American dream” despite the risks they may encounter. Growing up I didn’t really hear “these stories” until later in life. Many families feel the need to go to el otro lado for better opportunities and to be able to provide to their families. Both of my parents are immigrants and just like many they came to the U.S for better opportunities. I as well have an older sister who is undocumented. My parents growing in Mexico did not have the opportunity to continue their education my dad at a young age felt obligated to work and provide a source …show more content…
The majority of my uncles got lucky when they came to the U.S. because when they came around the late or early 1980s they were granted residency. On the other hand, if my dad would have come earlier maybe he would have become a citizen as well. My dad came to the U.S. earlier than my mother and sister. When he got help and collected the money to cross the border, all my uncles lived in the same apartment at South Gate. My dad worked in a bakery in South Gate for a few years and two years later my mom and my sister came to the U.S. The fact that I come from an immigrant family, I am aware of the struggles that many immigrants face. Someone who is undocumented faces different challenges from those who are not. Especially those who are trying to achieve their dreams by obtaining an education and hoping to live a day without fear of getting deported. One of my main focus was to understand what does it mean to be undocumented? What does it mean to be a first generation college students? What does it mean to pursue higher education? Although, my main focus was to understand the struggle of an undocumented student to achieve higher education many times politics came into the conversation. Many hope to pursue better opportunities and for higher education, however the fact that they are undocumented plays a challenge to achieve …show more content…
I personally agree with them; I myself consider myself a first generation college student and I understand how hard it is to get access to resources and obtain help from others. Especially because our parents are unable to help us since they didn’t go to college or obtain an education higher than the third grade and fourth grade. Through this topic, I was able to connect with them and learn more about the struggles that many immigrant families face. They both depend on DACA in order to obtain a job and some financial help. The topic develops my story line because it relates to current events such as the nomination of Trump as our next president. They both have described how they fear getting deported. They fear for their lives since many people are willing to do anything to get them out of this country. I myself fear for the future, I fear for my family. I could see the anxiousness and the nervousness in my family of fear of getting

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