My (underground) American Dream

My (underground) American Dream

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

Book - 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"--
Publisher: New York : Center Street, Hachette Book Group, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781455540242
Branch Call Number: 921 ARCE, JULISSA
Characteristics: 296 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Dagostino, Mark - Author
Alternative Title: My American dream


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this a must-read book!! It doesn't matter if you are immigrant legal/illegal or even a citizen. An amazing true story that might inspire you

Apr 27, 2016

Julissa Arce became a // social justice \\ advocate just around the time she was fighting deportation for being in the USA illegally. She feels she's entitled and laws do not apply to her because she did a bunch of dirty deals at Goldman Sachs, deals which cost untold numbers of Americans [and other nationalities] their jobs, homes and lives!
Poor, poor Julissa! While she was doing that, an honest and law-abiding Canadian was here legally, Carmen Segarra, working as a bank examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, looking into those deals, and was fired by FRBNY for her honesty!
Should we pity dirty deal maker, Julissa, or should we all support law-abiding and hardworking and honest, Carmen Segarra?
I'd vote for Carmen . . .
[Whether one is here legally in the USA and a financial fraudster on Wall Street, or an undocumented financial fraudster in Wall Street, the laws simply do not apply -- so sayeth our president, formerly on the faculty of the University of Chicago, founded by the Rockefeller family with lifelong trustee, David Rockefeller.]


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