Visa for a Dream

Lucia Nunez, Stanford University

Students will listen to a song called "Visa for a Dream"" which describes the sentiments of Dominicans waiting in line at the United States Consulate to obtain a visa. The song also touches on how Dominicans will falsify records to obtain this ticket into the United States. Three short articles give students more information about the methods used to enter the United States illegally through Puerto Rico and about some of the accidents that have occurred in the attempts to cross. The students perform a sit to illustrate to the entire class the reasons people have for leaving the Dominican Republic.

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