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"Undocumented" is not a state one chooses


When Are We Going to Create the Line?


julissa arceJulissa Arce worked her way up to become the vice president at Goldman Sachs by age 27 while being an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. When she gives lectures at colleges and universities, people often ask, "Why don't 'illegals' get in the back of the line, and do it the right way?"  She notes that "the line" is a mythical place that distracts from the need for immigration reform.  Most undocumented immigrants cannot complete an application, go through a process, or pay a fine to start the process of becoming U.S. citizens. Julissa Arce suggests, "If we want undocumented immigrants to come out of the shadows, go through background checks, and seek legal employment, we should focus on actually creating 'the line.' The question shouldn't be, why don't illegals get in the line, the question we should be asking ourselves is, when are we going to create the line?"1

 

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1.  Arce, Julissa.  "Here's the myth about being an undocumented immigrant that drives me crazy."  CNBC, February 24, 2017.
 

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/24/heres-the-myth-about-being-an-undocumented-immigrant-that-drives-me-crazy-commentary.html

 

 

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