Latino Immigrants and American Dreams

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Katherine Domenech
English.12
Professor. McPherson
5/28/13

Latino Immigrants and the American Dream

In the past decades many Latinos from all parts of the world have come to the states to change their lifestyle and create their own American dream. However, their American dreams come down to negative experiences because they have to with things such as racism or deportation from entering the states illegally which can affect the American dream they really want. But what is the American dream? And what does the American dream mean to these Latinos? The quality of being an American is a right to freedom and liberty. People living in different countries do not have the privilege to experience our freedom and liberty as we do. But they certainly think highly of those privileges. Americans feel safe and comfortable in being citizens because they are entitled to their constitutional rights. But for non citizen Hispanics that live here or pending citizenship see freedom and liberty far from close. Not because there Latinos but because of the racism or prejudice that often take affect from ignorant people who do not believe in giving immigrants a chance to a better life. Few Hispanics like myself stay in school to attain a career in order to not only support themselves and their lifestyle but also to support their family. Some not given the opportunity to advance will have to depend on there minimum wages that will leave them living a mediocre life where they live c heck to check just to survive. Latinos who are already a born citizen doesn't quite have the same problems as immigrated immigrants. Today the U.S. Border has become increasingly strict to curb the border making it harder for illegal immigrants to guarantee to cross over the border. Immigrants who choose to become a permanent resident have to jump through hoops to finally become a resident. Green cards today can get really expensive for undocumented immigrants and can vary from $5,000-$15,000...
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