My (underground) American Dream

My (underground) American Dream

My True Story as An Undocumented Immigrant Who Became A Wall Street Executive

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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"For an undocumented immigrant, what is the true cost of the American dream? Julissa Arce shares her story in a riveting memoir. When she was 11 years old Julissa Arce left Mexico and came to the United States on a tourist visa to be reunited with her parents, who dreamed the journey would secure her a better life. When her visa expired at the age of 15, she became an undocumented immigrant. Thus began her underground existence, a decades long game of cat and mouse, tremendous family sacrifice, and fear of exposure. After the Texas Dream Act made a college degree possible, Julissa's top grades and leadership positions landed her an internship at Goldman Sachs, which led to a full time position--one of the most coveted jobs on Wall Street. Soon she was a vice president, a rare Hispanic woman in a sea of suits and ties, yet still guarding her 'underground' secret. In telling her personal story of separation, grief, and ultimate redemption, Arce shifts the immigrant conversation, and changes the perception of what it means to be an undocumented immigrant"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Ashland : Hachette Book Group, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781478942030
1478942037
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: Dagostino, Mark - Author
OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: My American dream

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