Are Immigrants Gain The American Dream?

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“You know, 11 million people live in the shadows. I believe they’re already American citizens. These people are just waiting to contribute fully. And by that standard, 11 million undocumented aliens are already Americans, in my view.” Vice President Joe Biden During the 1880s, immigrants were welcomed to America to gain a better life for themselves, their families, and/or friends by getting an education, better paying jobs, shelter, and many more aspects. As the years gone by, the American Dream started becoming extinct due to it not being as effective when it was first introduced to foreigners. While many American-born citizens believe that immigrants can still have a chance of gaining the American Dream because immigrants can come to America and build a new life; however, others argue that immigrants cannot gain the American Dream because without legal citizenship immigrants cannot always buy a house or car, get an education or …show more content…
Currently, immigrants are being neglected the America Dream due to lack of support from the government and not many care for those who want to build a better life. “while I am bedded upon soft green money / that grows like grass. / Thus, between my father / who lives on a bed of anguish for his daily bread, / and I who tear money at leisure by the roots, / where I lie in sun or shade, / a vast continent of breezes, storms to him /” (Ignatow 66). Immigrants are able to come to America, but when they stay they take upon the most difficult and unpleasant jobs available; while, citizen born Americans can have any dream job that is provided to them on a silver platter. Immigrants have to work twice as hard to earn an education. Yet, they are frowned upon anyway. Immigrants are continuously being discriminated and rejected on having a fair life as everyone in America, but as everyone knows everyone is born equal no