May 1st, 2006

tintype

Immigrant

I am an immigrant and, despite being legal, felt the sting of discrimination in my first dot-com job way back in 1996. I am sympathetic towards the people demonstrating today, many probably feel powerless in their daily lives. Illegal immigrants must feel particularly vulnerable.

I would like to see more immigrants attain a legal status. This country, and especially california, would have a hard time prospering without them.