Charles: Friend Can’t Fully Use His Potential

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Charles: Friend Can't Fully Use His Potential

I have a good friend who is an undocumented immigrant. He has a tough time with the whole situation. Just like Jose, my friend was brought to the U.S. at age 12, speaks English very well, is a very hard worker, and has so much potential. The only …

I have a good friend who is an undocumented immigrant. He has a tough time with the whole situation. Just like Jose, my friend was brought to the U.S. at age 12, speaks English very well, is a very hard worker, and has so much potential. The only problem is that he can't fully use his potential because of the restrictions put on him by our current immigration laws. He and I prayed and called and fought for the DREAM Act to pass last year, but I believe it was voted down by 3 or 4 votes. This organization is what I want to fight for and I will do anything I can to help!

 

from Charles
submitted to Define American on July 1, 2011 at 10:00

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