What about Me, Uncle Sam?

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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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Comments [2]

Anna from new jersey

i feel that people need to earn there citizenship

Oct. 11 2012 03:12 PM
Ivein from Brooklyn

It's Very good to observe somebody that struggles and decides to work harder instead of ending up like them.

Dec. 07 2010 02:43 PM

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