What if you found out - after being admitted to the school of your dreams - that you didn’t have a social security number? What if you had no idea that your parents brought you to America when you were just 3 years old? What if you felt like an American your entire life, and then suddenly found out that - “legally” - you weren’t one? What if this were your reality; would you consider it just?
These are the sort of questions that this video makes us consider. It gives us a snapshot of the lives of real, undocumented students: students who are successful, passionate, hard working, and at the very core, American.
While born in a different country, many undocumented youth have lived here in America just as long as we have; they went to the same schools, grew up in the same environment, watched the same shows, ate the same food, and have the same hopes and dreams that we do. Let’s not forget that. These youth are still American. And now, they just ask to finally be recognized as such.