Tuesday's crowd at the Teamsters Local 952 Hall in Orange cheered and others cried when a Santa Ana College student by the name of Abraham gave something of a testimonial in rap-song form.
"I still have a dream," said Abraham who only gave his first name. But right now, "We are doctors, teachers and lawyers, living in terror from ICE."
Illegal aliens who are in college want passage of law that would "allow undocumented students to apply for legal permanent resident status, protect them from deportation and make them eligible for student loans and federal work study programs."
Paulina, a 22-year-old from Santa Ana, said her undocumented status has left her struggling, despite having just graduated magna cum laude two weeks ago from UCI, with degrees in psychology and social behavior."It's really bittersweet," said Paulina, who wouldn't give her last name for fear of deportation. "I graduated at the top of my class, yet I really don't know what to do."
Maybe because even if you weren't here illegally, there isn't much you can do with degrees in psychology and "social behavior."
Don't they need "doctors, teachers, and lawyers" in Mexico? And why is it always "doctors, teachers, and lawyers" with a smattering of "engineers" thrown in? Isn't someone destined for middle management in auto insurance? Boy, for as many "best and brightest" coming here illegally from mexico, you have to wonder why it's a third-world country. Maybe those kids should go home and help out.