The “American Dream” is not what it used to be

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Attaining the “American dream” takes on a different meaning than it did when the U.S. gained independence. CCTV’s Jim Spellman reports from Washington.

Although the American dream remains constant, that dream is not as accessible as it used to be for those that immigrate to the United States.

However, this has not stopped people from making the sometimes illegal and dangerous journey to the U.S. Over 52,000 children, most from Central America and Mexico, have been held at the border in an attempt to get into the country.

As the political debate over what to do with these children continues to evolve, their path to the American dream may end.

The American Dream is not what it used to be

The American Dream is not what it used to be

Attaining the "American dream" takes on a different meaning than it did when the U.S. gained independence. CCTV's Jim Spellman reports from Washington.