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Author Arce, Julissa, author.

Title My (underground) American dream : my true story as an undocumented immigrant who became a Wall Street executive / Julissa Arce with Mark Dagostino.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Center Street, Hachette Book Group, 2016.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  973.046872 Ar21Ba 2016    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 296 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary "For an undocumented immigrant, what is the true cost of the American dream? Julissa Arce shares her story in a riveting memoir. When she was 11 years old Julissa Arce left Mexico and came to the United States on a tourist visa to be reunited with her parents, who dreamed the journey would secure her a better life. When her visa expired at the age of 15, she became an undocumented immigrant. Thus began her underground existence, a decades long game of cat and mouse, tremendous family sacrifice, and fear of exposure. After the Texas Dream Act made a college degree possible, Julissa's top grades and leadership positions landed her an internship at Goldman Sachs, which led to a full time position--one of the most coveted jobs on Wall Street. Soon she was a vice president, a rare Hispanic woman in a sea of suits and ties, yet still guarding her 'underground' secret. In telling her personal story of separation, grief, and ultimate redemption, Arce shifts the immigrant conversation, and changes the perception of what it means to be an undocumented immigrant"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Prologue: The attack -- pt. I. "Undocumented" -- Home alone -- The last drop -- Strangers -- Strangers no more -- You're an illegal now -- Decisions, decisions -- The accident -- The wall -- pt. II. The road to the street -- Opportunity -- Normal-ish -- Walking papers -- Race to the offer -- The offer -- Big time -- Setting sail -- Seasons of change -- Concrete jungle -- The call -- pt. III. Redeemed -- The proposal -- Going home -- Happy -- When it rains, it pours -- The end -- The odyssey -- Out of the darkness -- Connecting the dots -- Redeemed -- Postscript.
Subject Arce, Julissa.
Goldman, Sachs & Co -- Biography.
Mexican Americans -- Biography.
Immigrants -- United States -- Biography.
Noncitizens -- United States -- Biography.
Secrecy -- United States.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Psychological aspects.
Women executives -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Mexican American women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Wall Street (New York, N.Y.) -- Biography.
Emigration and immigration. (OCoLC)fst00908690
Noncitizen children. (OCoLC)fst01745445
Women noncitizens. (OCoLC)fst01177762
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Added Author Dagostino, Mark, author.
Added Title My underground American dream
My American dream
ISBN 9781455540242 hardcover
1455540242 hardcover
9781478912682 audio download
1478912685 audio download
9781455540259 electronic book
1455540250 electronic book

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