Why can't this Congress fix the draconian immigration laws which negatively impact the productive lives of people, and the entire community? After all the people are here. Negating seasonal visas, and a path to legal residency and citizenship contributes to a 3rd tier social under-class society, and an underground economy. This is a waste of resources and people. Everyone is affected with this human "bad mark", even in Pacifica.
|UC Davis students Orozco and Chahal - path to nowhere|
"When Chahal and Orozco get discouraged they watch a video of Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, a former school teacher from the village of Palaco near Mexicali who jumped over the border at age 19. He worked as a janitor, a welder and a migrant farmworker from Fresno to Stockton. He went from community college to UC Berkeley to Harvard Medical School and is now Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology and director of the Pituitary Tumor Center at The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.
Quinones-Hinojosa obtained his citizenship under President Ronald Reagan, who signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, legalizing several million undocumented immigrants."My life's been dedicated to fighting brain cancer," said Quinones-Hinojosa, 43. "I work the same way I did when I first came to the U.S., seven days a week, 14 to 18 hours a day." "I can assure you our brains work the same way as anybody else's," he said, "and if we are given the opportunity we will succeed and help this country."
Posted by Kathy Meeh