Monday, March 14, 2011

An undocumented story

Talk about an inspirational story. Over at FoxNewsLatino, Carlo Alban tells the story about how for 5 years he worked at Sesame Street as a cast member, all while being undocumented. He re-accounts the fear of being caught yet still trying out for different roles, appearing in parades and the real process of becoming a legal resident. Was it hard? Sure was. But that didn't stop him from applying and even having a physical altercation with his father.

I'm pretty sure Carlo's story is similar to a lot of people in the United States. Why is it so difficult to be a citizen or legal resident? Because most people look at the negative stories. Yes the threat of terrorist attacks in the U.S. are somewhat high but these struggling stories (like Carlo's) are a prime example of our immigrants can make a change in the community. My mother even had a troubling time getting her citizenship. However, after years and years of attempting to get this citizenship, she never did.

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