People say this is a land of opportunity, but a lot of the time there are no opportunities, no jobs. And if you’re an immigrant you don’t get paid as much, and if you go to the hospital sometimes they won’t take care of you. An American with papers has more opportunities than an American without,” says Antonio H. Hernandez, 41 when referring to his views on America and how opportunity is distributed in the country. It varies for each person but José, 19, a college student, an immigrant and a roofer, believes that ‘if you work hard, you will get good things in life.’ Read more On Being American in The New York Times.

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