The Importance Of Immigrants To The American Dream

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Does America still provide access to the American Dream to the “tired, the poor and the huddled masses?” The American Dream is an idea where freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, where every person; citizen or not, regardless of gender, should be able to achieve through hard work. America no longer provides access to the access to the American Dream to all but they should because immigrants come to America in search of a new life and not only do they help themselves but they help the country as well. Immigrants come to America to escape the horror of the many challenges that their countries face day after day. In this story “True Immigrant Stories: Tanya at Ellis Island”, which tells us, “Cossacks invaded their settlement… murdered anyone they could find… Tanya and her family were instructed to climb down the ladder outside their house leaning against the window… the family ran to a house where an …show more content…

An example for this is from a book named “Illegal Immigration”, Robin Martini, an immigrant from Guatemala explained “We give a grain a day of ourselves to this country, we want to be part of it. We respect the laws. We pay taxes. We want a piece of the American Dream.” and “We do jobs that are inseparable from your standard of living.” Immigrants help with jobs that others might not be able to do. They work hard for this country and they earn money but they also pay for what is needed. “ I am the farmer, bondsman to the soil. I am the worker sold to the machine. I am the Negro, servant to you all. I am the people, humble, hungry, mean- hungry yet today despite the dream…” this quote is from the poem “Let America Be America Again”. Lower class people and immigrants work hard on a daily basis wishing to succeed maybe one day. In these examples, they explain how both lower class and immigrants help the country develop and how they should also be helped as

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