What does the term American Dream means today?
In light of the immigration issues being talk about in newspapers and cable. I will like to initiate this thread to get a pulse of what is in the mind
of the members of this forum on this issue. Since this is such a broad issue I will like to start discussing the fact that thousand of pregnant women
are coming in to this country illegally or through regular’s channels (using visas) for the sole purpose of conceiving the child in U.S. territory
so the child can be an American Citizen. I know this first hand since lots of my friends have family members that do this. It will be easy to
understand that Mexicans would cross the border and give birth to a U.S. citizen in L.A. or Texas. What I am talking about is getting a Visa which by
itself is pretty hard and expensive to get in developing countries. Then buying a ticket ranging from $200 to $600, depending where the person is
coming from. It seems to me that some of the reasons to do this are more than economical since is quite expansive to travel to the U.S. Are this
people perhaps doing a sacrifice to allow their child to live the American Dream? If so what does this dream entails? Is reality for this immigrants
living up to the Dream they came to chase?
Please elaborate on any conspiracy theories. I did some research and found out the term American Dream was first used by some writer back in the
1800's sounds like propaganda.