I see things through the lens of an immigrant, like many of those I try to help. The difference between them and me is that I was fortunate enough to enter the country legally through my father’s Cuban exile status that gained us amnesty and expedited residency. Each of us has a story that explains who we are and what we are capable of.
We should listen when undocumented students speak for themselves and tell us their stories of how they got where they are. We need to embrace their talents and encourage their continued growth. One of them could easily be the nation’s next hero.
Enjoy learning a bit about my history