Dear Youth Voices Community,
My name is Edgar Pacheco, and I’m a senior at Fremont High School.
The social inequity problem I am looking into is how the immigrant status stops people from letting them achieve the “American Dream.”.The demographic group I am most focused on for this inequity is Latin American people that are old enough to realize that their citizenship status holds them back from their full potential because I belong to a very intelligent family that can’t succeed without the citizenship papers that American citizens have. The reason I feel this is an inequity is because a mass amount of people are sophisticated enough to deserve higher paying jobs and education levels but the country we live in only sees them as illegal aliens by the color and race they are.
Right now, I believe a solution to this problem would be to give the people that have been here long enough and been cooperating with the government a legal citizenship opportunity, by requiring a certain amount of steps and background checks
Some might argue that by doing that more people will illegally come to the US and raise the percentage of violence and drug trafficking , making my research focus debatable.
Fremont High School seniors are now curating sources to explain our inequity and its impact on society and to develop arguments for why and how this inequity needs to be addressed. If you have ideas for sources I should explore, please send me those ideas or links in the comment section. I would greatly appreciate your feedback and help.
Fremont High School