The Utopian/Dystopian American Dream: Immigration and Labor in Latina/o Science FictionMain MenuThe Utopian/Dystopian American Dream: Immigration and Labor in Latina/o Science FictionA digital companion by Jeanelle D. HorcasitasUtopian and Dystopian EntanglementsCritical Dystopias and Future-HistoriesHistories of DystopiaUtopian Dreams Fulfilled by Enclosure & RemovalInspections at the U.S.-Mexico BorderThe ReservationsSleep Dealer FactoriesLabor Practices in DystopiaWorking on el traqueDemystifying "The Supply"The Dangers of Being a Non-CitizenErasure of Historical and Cultural MemoriesGetting ConnectedMoving Toward a Critical DystopiaReclaiming a History Threatened by ErasureA Future with a PastWriting Ourselves Into the FutureJeanelle D. Horcasitasece5ecc19b7350e99e5e88a083713bd56ddb89bf
What is the American Dream?
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What is the AmericanDream? Who has the right to pursue this dream and who does not? In particular, what beliefs do immigrants have when they enter the U.S. with high hopes? According to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the American Dream is defined as “the ideal that every citizen of the United States should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative.”
Simply by definition, immigrants are excluded since this AmericanDream is an ideal for every citizen of the United States. There is no mention of non-citizens such as immigrants.
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