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I Am An Immigrant – Voices

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“Why should they be able to have an advantage in life, rather than me and my family who achieved the American dream legally and correctly?”
Queens, NY
I believe there are some differences between me and a dreamer. A lot of those children and teens are handed opportunities because they are poor victims of wrongful immigration policies. In my opinion, it’s not really fair. If their parents made the choice of coming to America illegally, fully knowing that there is a chance they can get deported, it is their wrongful doing and they should not have come here in the first place. My parents came here legally and made sure they had the legal documentation before they had me because they did not want to have this issue. A lot of people look at me and think I am a privileged Caucasian woman and shouldn’t have a say in this issue. However, I am the first person to ever go to a 4-year college in my family; my father and mother came here with $20 in their pocket, my father built a very successful business from nothing, and my mother went back at the age of 45 to college to pursue a career. Meanwhile, these dreamers are handed scholarships and free aid to go to college due to liberals’ agendas to promote diversity, yet I am left out because I do not typically fit this “diverse” image. I have to take out multiple loans because there is nowhere near as many scholarships and financial aid I could ever receive compared to a Dreamer. So why should they be able to have an advantage in life, rather than me and my family who achieved the American dream legally and correctly.
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