By opening up about the story of her successes, her heartbreaks, and her long-fought journey to emerge from the shadows and become an American citizen, Arce shows us the true cost of achieving the American dream-from the perspective of a ...
Author: Julissa Arce
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A National Bestseller! What does an undocumented immigrant look like? What kind of family must she come from? How could she get into this country? What is the true price she must pay to remain in the United States? JULISSA ARCE knows firsthand that the most common, preconceived answers to those questions are sometimes far too simple-and often just plain wrong. On the surface, Arce's story reads like a how-to manual for achieving the American dream: growing up in an apartment on the outskirts of San Antonio, she worked tirelessly, achieved academic excellence, and landed a coveted job on Wall Street, complete with a six-figure salary. The level of professional and financial success that she achieved was the very definition of the American dream. But in this brave new memoir, Arce digs deep to reveal the physical, financial, and emotional costs of the stunning secret that she, like many other high-achieving, successful individuals in the United States, had been forced to keep not only from her bosses, but even from her closest friends. From the time she was brought to this country by her hardworking parents as a child, Arce-the scholarship winner, the honors college graduate, the young woman who climbed the ladder to become a vice president at Goldman Sachs-had secretly lived as an undocumented immigrant. In this surprising, at times heart-wrenching, but always inspirational personal story of struggle, grief, and ultimate redemption, Arce takes readers deep into the little-understood world of a generation of undocumented immigrants in the United States today- people who live next door, sit in your classrooms, work in the same office, and may very well be your boss. By opening up about the story of her successes, her heartbreaks, and her long-fought journey to emerge from the shadows and become an American citizen, Arce shows us the true cost of achieving the American dream-from the perspective of a woman who had to scale unseen and unimaginable walls to get there.
How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream Julissa Arce ... my
story became a book for young readers, Kate Hartson at Center Street took a
chance on me and published my first book, My (Underground) American Dream.
Author: Julissa Arce
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A remarkable true story from social justice advocate and national bestselling author Julissa Arce about her journey to belong in America while growing up undocumented in Texas. Born in the picturesque town of Taxco, Mexico, Julissa Arce was left behind for months at a time with her two sisters, a nanny, and her grandma while her parents worked tirelessly in America in hopes of building a home and providing a better life for their children. That is, until her parents brought Julissa to Texas to live with them. From then on, Julissa secretly lived as an undocumented immigrant, went on to become a scholarship winner and an honors college graduate, and climbed the ladder to become a vice president at Goldman Sachs. This moving, at times heartbreaking, but always inspiring story will show young readers that anything is possible. Julissa's story provides a deep look into the little-understood world of a new generation of undocumented immigrants in the United States today--kids who live next door, sit next to you in class, or may even be one of your best friends.
Discursive Strategies of the Immigration Youth DREAM Social Movement.
Dissertation, University of New Mexico, 2011. Arce, Julissa. My (Underground) American Dream: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a
Author: Ina Batzke
Whilst many undocumented migrants in the United States continue to exist in the shadows, since the turn of the millennium an increasing number have emerged within public debate, casting themselves against the dominant discursive trope of the "illegal alien," and entering the struggle over political self-representation. Drawing on a range of life narratives published from 2001 to 2016, this book explores how undocumented migrants have represented themselves in various narrative forms in the context of the DREAM Act and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) movement. By reading these self-representations as both a product of America's changing views on citizenship and membership, and an arena where such views can potentially be challenged, the book interrogates the role such self-representations have played not only in constructing undocumented migrant identities, but also in shaping social borders. At a time when the inclusion and exclusion of (potential) citizens is once again highly debated in the United States, the book concludes by giving a potential indication of where views on undocumented migration might be headed. This interdisciplinary exploration of migrant narratives will be of interest to scholars and researchers across American Literary and Cultural Studies, Citizenship Studies, and Ethnic and Migration Studies.
Julissa Arce, 2016, My (Underground) American Dream We're not always who
you think we are. Some pick your strawberries or care for your children. Some are
in high school or college. And some, it turns out, write news articles you might ...
Author: Roberto G. Gonzales
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Social Science
Undocumented migration is a global and yet elusive phenomenon. Despite contemporary efforts to patrol national borders and mass deportation programs, it remains firmly placed at the top of the political agenda in many countries where it receives hostile media coverage and generates fierce debate. However, as this much-needed book makes clear, unauthorized movement should not be confused or crudely assimilated with the social reality of growing numbers of large, settled populations lacking full citizenship and experiencing precarious lives. From the journeys migrants take to the lives they seek on arrival and beyond, Undocumented Migration provides a comparative view of how this phenomenon plays out, looking in particular at the United States and Europe. Drawing on their extensive expertise, the authors breathe life into the various issues and debates surrounding migration, including the experiences and voices of migrants themselves, to offer a critical analysis of a hidden and too often misrepresented population.
My stomach turns, my throat becomes dry, my chest tightens and my head aches
with pain when I think about these guys. ... But if you've ever heard of Harriet
Tubman and the Underground Railroad, you are cognizant of the fact that any
Author: Sherman D. Manning
Publisher: American Dream Online Books
American Dream, A Search for Justiceis a powerful new book written on wrongful convictions and the judicial system by a political prisoner.
Author: Domingos Jardo MuekaliaPublish On: 2014-01-13
Juan Ramirez, a native of Mexico, embarked on an exhilarating adventure into the US through secret underground tunnels in pursuit of the American dream.
Author: Domingos Jardo Muekalia
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Juan Ramirez, a native of Mexico, embarked on an exhilarating adventure into the US through secret underground tunnels in pursuit of the American dream. When he made it to San Antonio, Juan moved on to Orlando, where he fell in love with a young lady from Puerto Rico. Together they built a successful life during the construction boom of the late 90s. When the 2007 recession came, it hit the housing market hard and Juans world tumbled. Frustration and despair led those around him to seek comfort in the fleeting passion of forbidden love. In the hurricane of that forbidden love Juan lost his life trying to preserve his family and his American dream.
A Half-century View from American Magazine John K. M. McCaffery. would shoot
at once ... It was a long night , one of the longest of my life . We three were sitting
... More serious , though , was my connection with the underground movement .
There is no doubt in my mind—and Michael agrees, I think—that we have a super
-visual story to work with. ... The San Juan drink/drug/madness underground, as a
backdrop to the American Dream destroying one of its main worshipers.
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From the king of “Gonzo” journalism and bestselling author who brought you Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas comes another astonishing volume of letters by Hunter S. Thompson. Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, this second volume of Thompson’s private correspondence is the highly anticipated follow-up to The Proud Highway. When that first book of letters appeared in 1997, Time pronounced it "deliriously entertaining"; Rolling Stone called it "brilliant beyond description"; and The New York Times celebrated its "wicked humor and bracing political conviction." Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend: running for sheriff in Aspen, Colorado; creating the seminal road book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; twisting political reporting to new heights for Rolling Stone; and making sense of it all in the landmark Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72. To read Thompson's dispatches from these years—addressed to the author's friends, enemies, editors, and creditors, and such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, and Kurt Vonnegut—is to read a raw, revolutionary eyewitness account of one of the most exciting and pivotal eras in American history.
Traces the story of illegal Chinese immigrant Cheng Chui Ping, who built a multimillion-dollar human-smuggling conglomerate with direct links to a violent Chinatown gang, an organization that was exposed by New York's fabled "Jade Squad" ...
Author: Patrick Radden Keefe
Publisher: Random House LLC
Traces the story of illegal Chinese immigrant Cheng Chui Ping, who built a multimillion-dollar human-smuggling conglomerate with direct links to a violent Chinatown gang, an organization that was exposed by New York's fabled "Jade Squad" and the FBI twelve years before Ping's conviction.
A Dream Can Be Under Your Feet ground . She did . ... I wasn ' t nervous about
going underground , ” she said as we worked on the furnace motor . ... I was
never , ever afraid to go underground until I had my vercome ve om baby , " she
Author: Bob Dotson
Category: American Dream
In each of the last fifteen years Bob Dotson has traveled more than one hundred thousand miles, to all the forgotten corners of America, looking for the extraordinary in the ordinary lives of people "in pursuit of the American dream." Now, for the first time, his highly acclaimed television reports have been collected in print, to be read by his fans and discovered by a whole new audience.
Before my father could speak one word, my Aunt Hitzla chimed in and said, "
Leiba, your son has a wonderful idea. Our brothers in America don't have a
single kinsman. I'm sure ... The high school students had a sort of underground
the eye and reveal my plans. But when I reached the front door of my house, I
began to shiver uncontrollably. At last, I ... He recounted brushes with gruff poker
players, scenes of burying money in underground holes, and fancies of reliving
the eye and reveal my plans . But when I reached the front door of my house , I
began to shiver uncontrollably . ... He recounted brushes with gruff poker players
, scenes of burying money in underground holes , and fancies of reliving his ...
I went in back of my grandfather to the bed and tried to pull the tongue myself ,
but my grandmother saw me and pushed me away . She said , “ Go away . ... I
didn ' t understand he was going to be underground . I figured he was going to
But thanks to my teacher , I , like Helen , was now obligated to live a deeper life
and to pass on this possibility to others . ... and other forms of information science
, driving the religious aspirations of the young underground and rendering them ...
Author: Mark Nepo
Category: Political Science
"Deepening the American Dream offers a collection of reflections on the spiritual meaning of being American in today's world from some of our most respected thinkers. Deepening the American Dream explores the inner life of democracy, the way citizens are formed, and considers the spiritual aspects of the American dream - life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. With original essays from distinguished writers and thinkers, this important work examines the American dream and gives us a deeper understanding of who we are now and what our dreams and aspirations are today." "Deepening the American Dream offers all Americans thoughtful consideration of the spiritual aspects of our common dream." --Book Jacket.
I wondered which office or which boss was going to sell me my portion of the American dream. ... This is where the morning winter sun had taken us, ( underground) to a train where no two people sat near each other, where
everyone was left ...
Author: Zoli Rozen
A Consequence of Ordinary brings you deep into the mind of a generation without direction. Three best friends experience their own rites of passage as they struggle to interpret the very things that drive them after their friend Elliot commits suicide. The narrator fears the nine-to-five lifestyle. When he has no choice but to accept it, he finds that all it takes is one stranger, a man named Theodore Paz-a sometimes mad, sometimes wise ghostwriter, to help him blur the lines of ordinary. Tom Lasso is the successful son of New York City's future mayor, Stuart Lasso. Tom must choose between the life he's made for himself and the life Stuart envisioned for Tom as a device in his political campaign. Meter Stensen is about to take over his family's furniture business when he realizes that he doesn't want the safe life anymore-he wants to take chances and fall in love. A Consequence of Ordinary examines a society dangerously similar to our own. It blends a unique style of prose with distinct social commentary to tell the story of three men who find themselves lost in the new world order, carved from the very passive-aggressive nature that has taken over America's twenty-something crowd.
He is become a freeholder from perhaps a German Boor - he is now an American
. . . . by dint of sobriety , rigid parsimony , and the ... great parent , which says to
him , Welcome to my shores , distressed European ; bless the hour in which thou
didst see my verdant fields ... s work there runs like a fresh underground stream
the deep conviction that all will turn out well , that life will somehow assert itself .
Author: Calvin C. Jillson
Category: Political Science
In theory, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are the promise of America, and that ideal has become the basis of the national identity, but the reality is far more complex, as demonstrated in an exploration of the Dream's evolution and how Americans pursue it in different ways.
For my entire life , people look at your race , what you ' re wearing , who you
relate to and associate with , your family , and all of a sudden you ... He says , “
There ' s also an underground tape that ' s out right now showing how the
government caused the AIDS virus . ... is in hiding “ because the government tried
to have him killed off when he started 268 THE TWENTYSOMETHING AMERICAN DREAM.
Author: Michael Lee Cohen
Publisher: Plume Books
Category: Social Science
In a highly readable blend of analysis and interviews, Cohen shows how today's "twenty-something" generation thinks, examines what their concerns are for themselves and for society, and debunks much of the media hype that portrays this group negatively.
Charts Stephen Miller's rise to power in the Trump administration, drawing from more than one hundred interviews with his family, friends, adversaries, and government officials, as well as years of reporting from the U.S. border.
Author: Jean Guerrero
Publisher: William Morrow
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"A vital book for understanding the still-unfolding nightmare of nationalism and racism in the 21st century." -Francisco Cantu, author of The Line Becomes a River Stephen Miller is one of the most influential advisors in the White House. He has crafted Donald Trump's speeches, designed immigration policies that ban Muslims and separate families, and outlasted such Trump stalwarts as Steve Bannon and Jeff Sessions. But he's remained an enigma. Until now. Emmy- and PEN-winning investigative journalist and author Jean Guerrero charts the thirty-four-year-old's astonishing rise to power, drawing from more than one hundred interviews with his family, friends, adversaries and government officials. Radicalized as a teenager, Miller relished provocation at his high school in liberal Santa Monica, California. He clashed with administrators and antagonized dark-skinned classmates with invectives against bilingualism and multiculturalism. At Duke University, he cloaked racist and classist ideas in the language of patriotism and heritage to get them airtime amid controversies. On Capitol Hill, he served Tea Party congresswoman Michele Bachmann and nativist Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions. Recruited to Trump's campaign, Miller met his idol. Having dreamed of Trump's presidency before he even announced his decision to run, Miller became his senior policy advisor and speechwriter. Together, they stoked dystopian fears about the Democrats, "Deep State" and "American Carnage," painting migrants and their supporters as an existential threat to America. Through backroom machinations and sheer force of will, Miller survived dozens of resignations and encouraged Trump's harshest impulses, in conflict with the president's own family. While Trump railed against illegal immigration, Miller crusaded against legal immigration. He targeted refugees, asylum seekers and their children, engineering an ethical crisis for a nation that once saw itself as the conscience of the world. Miller rallied support for this agenda, even as federal judges tried to stop it, by courting the white rage that found violent expression in tragedies from El Paso to Charlottesville. Hatemonger unveils the man driving some of the most divisive confrontations over what it means to be American--and what America will become.
“My sister says the girls are goin' to the pool this afternoon,” Chasko chimed in. ...
We had heard that Mr. Beck was some kind of underground hero during the War
and that they moved into the Company Houses because he got a good job ...