Undocumented

Ami Koya
Professor Lisa Payton
FY 1000 19 The Ethics of Engagement
September 29[th], 2017

Undocumented

Throughout his life Dan-El Padilla faces many obstacles with sticking to one identity. He's conflicted so many times because of his different surroundings. Many times, the people around him aren't accepting and it's hard for him to fit in because he's in two completely different places. It's basically like two completely different lifestyles in a way. Dan-El is actually an odd case, as an undocumented immigrant, he shares similar experiences as well as different ones to other undocumented immigrants. Though these contradictions come with benefits to ...

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In the beginning of the book he talked about how his parents had good jobs back in Santo Domingo but once they moved here everything turned for the worst. His father couldn't deal with how bad they were doing financially and ended up leaving Dan-El, his younger brother, and his mother. Once they were on their own they ended up becoming homeless. A lot of undocumented immigrants end up becoming homeless just like he did. This is because they don't have their papers so they can't apply to get actual jobs that'll bring in money so they can afford food and shelter. Another similarity he has with the others is the strive for a better life. His parents came here to have a better life because it was much safer here compared to where they lived and also the education system here was way better than what they had at home. Almost all the undocumented immigrants that come here come for a better lifestyle. Either they fled their country for safety or for a better education. Not just ...

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friendship, two things his family really needed. Father Michael was the one who really kept him on track. Dan-El made some stupid decisions and thanks to Father Michael he was able to stop just in time and continue on the right path. Besides them he also had the connections of big political leaders. He was able to contact Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill Clinton during the time of his struggles to get papers. No other undocumented immigrant has these kinds of connections/support in their lives. Also, he had the advantage of going to a private school. A lot of undocumented immigrants cannot afford to go to private colleges but because he was extremely smart he had scholarships to be ...

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