by Julissa Arce
Although Arce has a more recent memoir, her journey begins with this one, growing up on the outskirts of San Antonio as an undocumented immigrant while dreaming of professional and financial success. Her honest writing explores the physical, financial, and emotional costs of being a high-achiever while also keeping the secret of her immigration status. Arce paints a picture of the typical undocumented immigrant—the person who could be your next door neighbor or your family down the street. Though her story is incredible, it's also not unusual—which is part of what makes it an incredible tale.
My (Underground) American Dream: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant
Julissa Arce is a writer, speaker, and social-justice advocate. She is the cofounder and chairman of the Ascend Educational Fund, a college scholarship and mentorship program that assists immigrant students, regardless of their immigration status, ethnicity, or national origin. Julissa is also a board member for the National Immigration Law Center and for College Spring. Prior to becoming an advocate, she built a successful career on Wall Street, working at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch.
Publisher: Center Street
Pub Date: September 19, 2017
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-Immigrants -United States -Secrecy
-Emigration and immigration -Psychological aspects.
-Women executives -New York (State)
-New York -Mexican American women
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