Gabino Sanchez cannot get a driver's license, cannot get legal immigration papers and must drive to support his family. His misdemeanor criminal history is a product of his undocumented status combined with a heavy dose of good old-fashioned racial profiling for DWB (Driving While Brown).
I am proud to live in a country where the rule of law and federal immigration preeminence enshrined in the constitution are tools to undo what legislatures in Alabama, South Carolina, and elsewhere have tried to do when politicizing and polarizing the immigration issue.
If Rep. Gresham Barrett gets his way, all persons from Iran on student visas, temporary work visas, and exchange and tourist visas will have to leave the U.S. in 60 days, despite their legal status in this country.
Unless Laos invites observers in to confirm or refute the claims that former resistance leaders have been imprisoned and tortured, most Hmong will believe that the US and Thailand have once again abandoned their former allies, with devastating results.