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Color in Your Cheeks

There is a great post on Smart Borders today that reinforces my point from an earlier post – –  Immigration Backlogs Put Lives on Hold.

Writing about his first day working for an Immigration Law firm, Matthew Webster cuts to what is at the core of our debate today – humanity. Here is an excerpt:

Despite the fact it was my first day, I felt I was able to contribute both to the attorney and these clients, these people. I enjoyed speaking Spanish with a Mexican man who has been working here for years and is attempting to get employer-sponsored citizenship. My heart went out to a woman who was calling about her husband’s file, a husband she has not seen for two years since he was forced to leave the country. I thumbed through thousands of files, thousands of lives and stories and situations, thousands of big dreams and tiny legalities.

Click here to read the full post.


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