THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER. I read an article in the Washington Post recently about a young man who is a very successful student at Georgetown University (Bill Clinton attended this school). However, he is an illegal immigrant. His list of achievements is long enough to make Reza Pahlavi jealous. What this young man has accomplished in 20 years should make le petit prince pahlavi jealous. It just made me sad that a person like him, who has ideas and possible contributions to society, will have to be deported soon while that overfed "PRINCE" gets to stay in America.
Keep in mind that this student and his family are Colombian and are seeking asylum. Colombia has a lot of political problems - they are very Iranian if you know what I mean. His father will probably be executed if they return, not to mention that he will not be able to return for at least 10 years (if he isn't killed)? I felt so bad for this student. His uncle and some other family have already been executed for their politics. How come le petit prince Pahalvi future king of kings gets to stay and this student must go? This student lives in the heart of influence and immigration - and he can't get a break. Seems to me that immigration, like everything else, is just politics. Reza Pahlavi is a good tool and he probably had a very high priced lawyer or something, but the concept (asylum) is the same.
I think the immigration system in America needs major reforms. For instance, most Iranians pay thousands of dollars for lawyers to come to the United States - JUST FOR A VISA - and live here honestly. While many of the illegals from south of the border of America come for free, do not pay taxes, and they live like they are in heaven (they are very fun loving people). I do not hate illegal immigrants like some people. I see them hanging around places like convenient marts and I'm glad they are buying snacks and sodas and putting money into our commerce, but I think it's not really worth it when you consider the other problems associated with them being here.
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