The New York Times has just published an essay by Jose Antonio Vargas, a Filipino national who won the Pulitzer Prize for his work reporting on the Virginia Tech shootings for the Washington Post. Vargas has been in the US since age 12 and his essay talks about his efforts to find a legal solution to his immigration problems as well as the shadow of fear which he has lived with since learning his status when he wanted to get a drivers license at age 16.
His compelling personal story shows why we need the DREAM Act better than hearing the arguments from people like me. You can read his essay here and watch him being interviewed tomorrow night on ABC's Nightline.
Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at email@example.com.