My Life As An Undocumented Immigrant Analysis

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Being an immigrant is difficult, therefore people are sacrificing their lives for freedom to have a better life. In her short story “The Trip”, Laila Lalami shows a dangerous trip for freedom. Also in his essay, “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant”, Jose Antonio Vargas explains his troubles with his immigrant life. Courage in both Murad and Vargas stories is a common theme. They both had the courage to do something important in, their life and might not survive.
Murad and Vargas had the courage to have a better life. Murad did everything he took to have a better life. “Murad takes off, running as fast as he can . Behind him, he hears a whistle and the sound of boots, but he continues running…” (35). Even though being caught he had the courage
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Murad had to choose to be a free person in a new country. “Murad starts swimming towards the coast, afraid he might be pulled away by the water” (33). Rahal the person who took Murad to the Spanish coast but told them to get off or go back with him. Murad took the chance of having freedom, But might of died doing that. Also, Vargas didn’t have the choose to be free but, his mother did for him. “I’m done running. I’m exhausted. I don’t want that life anymore” (61). He was done being an immigrant, so he told everyone that he used to work with. He took the chance and tell everyone his secret. Both of them took a big step in their life to have what they wanted. Murad might of not survive him going into the water. Also, Vargas told people that he was an immigrant and some people were fine that. But, it might not been like that.
Murad and Vargas both have very different lives but share something in common, and that is that they are both immigrants. They finding a way to be free, if that is trying to keep it a secret or risking your life for it. They both did something import to help their life be better. Murad and Vargas had the determination to be free of their past. Would you do everything for a better

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