As an undocumented immigrant, it’s unfair that all my hard work might not lead to college.
I think it’s really unfair that I can’t get the same opportunities as a citizen. I grew up here like any other student. Some people say that undocumented immigrants are criminals because they came here illegally. But I don’t consider myself a criminal because it wasn’t my choice to come here. My parents brought me here because they believed they could provide a better education and a better life for me and my sister.
To show you what colleges are looking for, here are essays former L.A. Youth writers wrote when they applied.