My American Dream

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Politicians such as former U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama are strong supporters of the American Dream. However, they have different beliefs about how to help Americans achieve that dream, one of the keystones of the American idea.

I believe in the American Dream. I am known as a dreamer due to my legal status. I was not born in the United States but I was raised here.  I assimilated to American traditions and values while maintaining my Mexican roots and heritage.

I’m protected by the executive order known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This does not grant a residency or citizenship, but it allows me to live in peace.

Immigrants created and gave birth to this nation, their hard work cannot be ignored. We have to let the nativists know we are strong and we have inalienable rights such as life, liberty and the pursuits of happiness. America is the land of the free, the home of the immigrants, the melting pot of the world.

People shouldn’t live in fear in a country where they should live in peace. Everyone should have the right to be happy and not feel terrorized.

Everyone has rights, everyone has dreams, everyone wants to succeed, and everyone should be able to do so.

As the first student from my family to go college it can be a very tough process because of the pressure from the lack of experience.

I want my parents to be proud to know that their sacrifices were not in vain.

The founders of this country all came on different ships, but we are all in the same boat now, and we should come together as one society for all. My road to success is not over I am pursuing my American Dream as a dreamer.

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