Living in the United States of America is the dream most people of different countries strive to achieve. The United States of America is considered by most as the land of the free, of equality, and of justice for all. It was my parent's dream that eventually became true when we were able to obtain our visas and ultimately our legal residency in the border town of Laredo, Texas. At the age of sixteen I obtained my citizenship, and from that day on I felt as a complete American. I felt so fortunate and proud to belong, and be part of this great nation. Unfortunately, at that time of my life where I felt I had achieved all my goals and felt successful and proud, I fell victim to corrupt law-enforcement officials. Without regard to my innocence and without remorse, they conspired with others within the judicial system to avoid a possible lawsuit.