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My (Underground) American Dream

My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive

by Julissa Arce

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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.

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Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Edition: Unabridged

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  • Release date: October 11, 2016
  • Duration: 08:32:50

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  • Release date: October 11, 2016
  • Duration: 08:32:50
  • Number of parts: 8

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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.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Hachette Book Group
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    File size: 246477 KB
    Release date: October 11, 2016
    Duration: 08:32:50

    MP3 audiobook
    File size: 246477 KB
    Release date: October 11, 2016
    Duration: 08:32:50
    Number of parts: 8

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    English