These men, who are the children of immigrants, have degrees in education and the culinary arts, but are working in the fields. (Photo: Alana Semuels / Mcclatchy Newspapers)

Immigrants come to America to make a better life for themselves and their children. Typically, with more opportunities and education, their children can move up in society. But with the current economic situation some children of immigrant are as working in the fields and doing other low-wage jobs. Even with a degree, they are not living out the future their parents hoped they would have in the U.S. Of course, this situation isn’t isolated to immigrants. Many American parents don’t think their children will do better economically than themselves. Still, the situation seems to be worse for the children of immigrants.

Read more at The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times’ article, Reality shatters dreams of immigrants’ children, tackled two of today’s biggest news topics—immigrants and the economy. The article did an excellent job of discussing how the economic situation impacts the children of immigrants. It mixed personal stories with a lot of good data to throughly illustrate its premise. The article is relatable to any young person who is struggling in this economy and any parent who worked hard to give their children a better life than they had.

-Cristabelle Tumola

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