All in Immigration


“I never want to see a little girl lose hope of her dreams. So I will always encourage young girls to go after what they truly want to do. When you do love something, it’s not a job. From the time I graduated from the apprenticeship, I have always tried to encourage women. I never sugar-coated it. It’s not glamorous operating giant machines in sideways rain and ice. but there are those women who shine through…”

My friend Alfred Fraijo, the Angel of Boyle Heights

“Across the tutor’s living room where our freshman orientation took place, the young man with the glistening black pompadour and mustache immediately caught my eye. Fresh from Roosevelt High School, Alfred looked more grown up than the rest of us motley freshmen moving into Harvard’s Canaday Hall dorm. His startling hazel eyes stood out against his brown skin, reflecting more of life’s heartbreak than the rest of us had seen, already alchemizing it into compassion…”