The Mask Is Off
Год издания: 2012Количество страниц: 214
The Mask Is Off is a lived experience of a Spanish Teacher whose fervent desire was to go to America. Fueled by myths and illusions, the rosy pictures painted of America by movies, television, and many Jamaicans who traditionally returned to the island, she came to America with a non-immigrant visa, over-stayed her time, becoming illegal, ending up working as a live-in maid, and the world of undocumented workers and Americaa??s immigration system slowly comes into focus though her eyes. The Mask Is Off, is a story in which any person who has come to America from any part of the world, as an immigrant, should be able to recognize a bit of him/herself. In her non-fiction, the author covers the subject of illegal immigration, immigrants in the process of acquiring their documentation, the green card, Amnesty, and illegal immigration scams. The debate over immigration- a volatile social policy issue- is already shaping 2012 presidential politics, and the narrator, a participant observer of the world of undocumented workers, particularly live-in maids, helps the reader to understand more clearly the big picture of illegal immigration, one of the most contentious issues facing Americans now and in the future.