Essay on The United States Of The American Citizen

823 Words Oct 21st, 2014 4 Pages
The Dreamers The United States of America is best known as a “free nation.” There are many opportunities in this country, but not everyone can enjoy them. There is an “estimated 11.7 million undocumented immigrants” in the United States (Chen 4). Immigrants however, are best known as hard and motivated workers. Natural born American citizens obviously have more opportunities, benefits, and are able to get a stable job. Immigrants on the other hand, are completely opposite of this scenario. Most undocumented immigrants have a higher risk to get deported, fewer opportunities to get far in life, and the majority of them work an outside job. Despite their differences immigrants are human too, and they have dreams to become successful, provide for their family, and become an example to their children. The key advantage of an American citizen is they have more opportunities to succeed in life. For example, an American citizen can go to college without any hesitation. However, an immigrant cannot because they do not have the proper documentation for a college education; therefore they are rejected and have no other choice than to work an outside job or as a waitress. Despite the fact that Americans have these opportunities many do not seem to take advantage of them and lead to other paths, while someone else would dream to be in their shoes and have those same opportunities. There are approximately sixty-five thousand undocumented undergraduates graduating from high school each…

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