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Christian

I was born in Puebla, Mexico and I am 14 years old. Some of my interests are cars and skateboards. I spend my time in Eye Openers and going to school. One of my favorite cars is the Lexis I.S. 300. I am a sports car fanatic.

My favorite colors are red, white and black.
Fall 2006

Interesting Fact: One interesting fact about me is that when I was six I got lost in Six Flags for three hours. I was in an office where kids stay when they're lost.

Christian appears in the following:

DREAM Weaver

Friday, August 17, 2007

Radio Rookie Christian talks about his experiences as an undocumented teenager with his producer at Radio Rookies Melissa Robbins. Also, Carlos Perez from the New York State Youth Leadership Council explains the legal ramifications of the DREAM Act.

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Radio Rookies and the DREAM Act

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Radio Rookie Christian talks about his experiences as an undocumented teenager with his producer at Radio Rookies Melissa Robbins. Also, Carlos Perez from the New York State Youth Leadership Council explains the legal ramifications of the DREAM Act.

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What about Me, Uncle Sam?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Every day on his way to school, Christian passes a group of men lined up for work on the street. Most of them are undocumented Mexican immigrants -- just like him -- without any pathway to legal citizenship. Christian is 15 years-old and grew up in New York City. For teens like him it can be hard to keep going to classes, knowing that without permanent resident status, the jobs and opportunities they seek will be closed to them. Some of the immigration reform legislation currently being debated in Congress, known as The Dream Act, contains provisions for kids like Christian--who have spent the majority of their lives in the US-- to gain their citizenship through completion of college or military service. And even with all the grim risks of war, Christian's best hope might be the Army.

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