Not All Illegals Are Hispanic
While there are over 8 million undocumented, illegal Hispanics in the US, according to some reports, there is another group seldom ever mentioned in the media: the 1.3 million illegal Asians.
Most are younger Asians that face the same situations that Hispanics do. They often must forgo undergrad studies at universities because they are not eligible for college aid or loans, they live in fear because of deportation of their parents if caught while driving without a license or using a fake social security number while working.
The difference between the Asians and Hispanics is that most Asians are high achievers, at least those in schools. In most cases, the Asians arrived in the US by plane on a tourist visa that later expired or like the Hispanics, were brought to the USA as a child by their parents, who were undocumented. They grew up thinking they were American until the shock came when they tried to get a driver's license or work permit or SSN. Then, they were told by their parents that they were illegally in the USA.
Some of the Asians are valedictorian of their class and struggle in securing funds for college. Since the Hispanic illegals is so much higher, there seems to be more effort in making them US citizens though DACA, a program for those between 15-30 yrs. old, who have been in the US most of their life and seek a driver's license and work permit. As a group, these Americans feel left out of the immigration dialogue and in an odd way, feel discriminated against and less important than their Hispanic counterpart.
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