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1.5 generation, these individuals who were raised and educated in the US are still waiting to reap the benefits of being “American” that they very well deserve. In chapter 1 of Lives in Limbo “Contested Over Time,” sociologist Robert G. Gonzales interviews a woman named Esperanza Rivas, a college graduate from University of California. “…time was not on Esperanza’s side when she graduated form the University of California in 2006, no federal program existed to provide her with a legal work permit.’ (3) It wasn’t until years later that Esperanza was able to get a work permit. While her other classmates were able to follow their dreams and built their careers after graduating from college, Esperanza was only able to use her work permit to secure entry level jobs, One at a bank and the other at a hotel. Same position as any other undocumented immigrant. This goes to prove that DACA is failing to meet the needs of these individuals, leading to undocumented immigrants raised and educated in the US having no other choice but to take under paying jobs no matter their education status.
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Work Cited Gonzales, Robert G. Lives in Limbo U of California P, 2006. Taibbi, Matt. The Divide Spiegel & Graw, 2014
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