Dreams Deferred: Two Illegal Immigran...

Dreams Deferred: Two Illegal Immigrants 5 Years After College Graduation

There are 16 comments on the WNYC story from May 31, 2011, titled Dreams Deferred: Two Illegal Immigrants 5 Years After College Graduation. In it, WNYC reports that:

The Baruch College commencement ceremony set for Wednesday will mark five years since Lesslie Alvarez and Walter Barrientos graduated from the city university's business school as the first in their immigrant families to attend college.

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Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#1 May 31, 2011
These people are citizens of another country. They can not work in the US legally.
Free is free

Santa Fe, NM

#2 May 31, 2011
“I had to have connections,” she said.“People who knew my situation. People who literally paid me under the table.”
There is is! An admission, from an illegal, that they do indeed work "off the books". Not only do they work for under-the-table wages, the illegal in question has a college degree and is performing financial analysis, among other things, while being paid under the table. What's to stop her from cooking the books just a little, because the boss asks her to?

This is why illegals should *not* be in our colleges and our corporations. Effective governance *cannot* exist when the very people charged with executing that governance are being paid under the table. These are the small cuts that fray and eventually shred the fabric of society.
Pando

Bullhead City, AZ

#3 May 31, 2011
So Lesslie Alvarez and Walter Barrientos are whining because they don't want to follow our laws.

Senor Barrientos didn't want to marry to gain legal status because he wanted to follow the law.

What a joke.

For him just being in this country is breaking the law. Gee, I wonder if he registered with our federal government when he turned 18? Also did Senorita Alvarez register? I'm willing to bet neither one did. Well, there goes another law they broke. Since they both worked there's another broken law!

More proof that sneaking into this country is the first crime committed by ILLEGAL ALIENS not the only one.
violet

San Diego, CA

#4 May 31, 2011
This is why it is so hard to stop illegal immigration in America, Americans are suppose to continue to listen to all these sad stories about illegal aliens children who were so force to come to America by their parents, therefore this is suppose to be their sorry excuse to let them go to school in America, from elementary schools to high schools, and seek even an higher education through American colleges!

All this is a terrible burden on America, this is allowing illegal alien children to in big competition with American poor and middle class children! especially those who cannot afford to go to college! What is America coming to!!

Why should any American sat around and listen to illegal aliens children sad stories all the time when their are plenty sad stories American youth
have to tell, and no one wants to listen to American youth sad stories, these are those who want to go to college also and need help to get there, College for illegal aliens youths are going to cost so much problem and money in America, again it will do nothing but lead to a big competition in higher paying employment with Americans!!!

Some how Americans always get slaughter by illegal aliens who are finding ways to help over populated them selves in America! This is also going push Americans into second class citizens in there own country! this is another way America will be sneakily taken away from America!!!! Just watch!!
violet

San Diego, CA

#5 May 31, 2011
This is why it is so hard to stop illegal immigration in America, Americans are suppose to continue to listen to all these sad stories about illegal aliens children who were so force to come to America by their parents, therefore this is suppose to be their sorry excuse to let them go to school in America, from elementary schools to high schools, and seek even an higher education through American colleges!
All this is a terrible burden on America, this is allowing illegal alien children in to big competition with American poor and middle class children! especially those who cannot afford to go to college! What is America coming to??
Why should any American sat around and listen to illegal aliens children sad stories all the time when their are plenty sad stories American youth
have to tell, and no one wants to listen to American youth sad stories, these are those who want to go to college also and need help to get there, College for illegal aliens youths are going to cost so much problem and money in America, again it will do nothing but lead to a big competition in higher paying employment with Americans!!!
Some how Americans always get slaughter by illegal aliens who are finding ways to help over populated them selves in America! This is also going push Americans into second class citizens in there own country! this is another way America will be sneakily taken away from Americans!!!! Just watch!!
Hector

United States

#6 May 31, 2011
violet wrote:
This is why it is so hard to stop illegal immigration in America, Americans are suppose to continue to listen to all these sad stories about illegal aliens children who were so force to come to America by their parents, therefore this is suppose to be their sorry excuse to let them go to school in America, from elementary schools to high schools, and seek even an higher education through American colleges!
All this is a terrible burden on America, this is allowing illegal alien children in to big competition with American poor and middle class children! especially those who cannot afford to go to college! What is America coming to??
Why should any American sat around and listen to illegal aliens children sad stories all the time when their are plenty sad stories American youth
have to tell, and no one wants to listen to American youth sad stories, these are those who want to go to college also and need help to get there, College for illegal aliens youths are going to cost so much problem and money in America, again it will do nothing but lead to a big competition in higher paying employment with Americans!!!
Some how Americans always get slaughter by illegal aliens who are finding ways to help over populated them selves in America! This is also going push Americans into second class citizens in there own country! this is another way America will be sneakily taken away from Americans!!!! Just watch!!
You white , mayate and asian racist deserve not only deserve second class citizenship but third and fourth and I hope you suffer from extreme poverty so could understand how it is to be brown in mexico
Dave R

United States

#7 May 31, 2011
Cool it with the racial remarks Hector. I got news for you. Mexican Americans don't really like illegal immigrants. US citizens have no sympathy for mexico. If people want to immigrate to the United States, great. Do it legally. Don't use race as an excuse or an advantage. It undermines us all.
Pando

Bullhead City, AZ

#8 May 31, 2011
Hector wrote:
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You white , mayate and asian racist deserve not only deserve second class citizenship but third and fourth and I hope you suffer from extreme poverty so could understand how it is to be brown in mexico
What a racist remark. Isn't 99% of the population of Mexico brown?
Free is free

Santa Fe, NM

#9 Jun 1, 2011
Typical victim mentality. Life has been unfair to me, so I don't have to own anything I do. We have prisons full of people like you.
Hector wrote:
<quoted text>
You white , mayate and asian racist deserve not only deserve second class citizenship but third and fourth and I hope you suffer from extreme poverty so could understand how it is to be brown in mexico

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#10 Jun 1, 2011
Hector wrote:
<quoted text>
You white , mayate and asian racist deserve not only deserve second class citizenship but third and fourth and I hope you suffer from extreme poverty so could understand how it is to be brown in mexico
Did you bother to read what you wrote? It is vile and certainly will not garner you any respect...Mexicans are not the only people who live in dire poverty, yet they are the biggest group who use that line as an excuse to steamroll over Americans in their qust to take anything they can that is not nailed down, while exerting the least amount of personal responsibility and integrity. Covet your neighbor much?

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#11 Jun 1, 2011
should have been: quest...

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#12 Jun 1, 2011
Hector wrote:
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You white , mayate and asian racist deserve not only deserve second class citizenship but third and fourth and I hope you suffer from extreme poverty so could understand how it is to be brown in mexico
Further, hector, why should Americanns who are not brown, be ashamed of what they have done with their lives because they kept their noses clean and to the grindstone in order to give their families the kind of life that they deserve? Color should never bo the issue, however, abiding by our laws should. Get over your anger and envy. Do things the right way, and in time you too will reap your rewards for a job well done...you have to earn it, you don't take it simply because you want it.

Since: Jan 11

El Paso, TX

#13 Jun 1, 2011
They are Illegally here. Go back to Mexico and do some great things. And don't forget your student loans.

Since: Feb 11

Chicago, IL

#14 Jun 1, 2011
Hector wrote:
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You white , mayate and asian racist deserve not only deserve second class citizenship but third and fourth and I hope you suffer from extreme poverty so could understand how it is to be brown in mexico
How simple minded are you? Do you really believe just the white people want you and your kind gone well guess what Im african american and I would love to see you and your offsprings, parents, sisterand brothers deported with a chip placed in your head so when you cross the fence that will be completed it will shock the day lights out you and your family. That will stop the border from being invaded. stay 500 feet from the fence or be shocked at your own risk. Just curios how many mexican doctors do you have left in mexico? None, Oh silly me! I forgot all the doctors, lawyers and business men are already in america illegaly with the hordes of childern and family.
violet

San Diego, CA

#15 Jun 6, 2011
Hector! you are very silly, you think just like the rest of your group! you must know that illegal aliens do not just have an American dream, they in their own sneaky way just want to conquer America! America never had any trouble out of other racist of people who so rudely boldly and nastily aggressively, push their way into America, or invade America like illegal aliens mostly from Mexico! this isn't being said out of being racist either! it is the truth! illegal aliens beg for to much in America! And they do not care about walking and spitting on Americans to get what they want of America! Illegal aliens from Mexico come here to America by the millions, and just implement all their wrongdoings, and at the same time expect Americans to just kiss their butts and not say anything about all their wrongdoings, it just isn't right what they do in America! It is time for millions of deportation of illegal aliens big time in America!!! It is way over due!!!!!!
Harry

Bristow, VA

#16 Jul 27, 2011
Hahaa, losers!!! They wasted the college space. Rather than schools letting illegals in they should let REAL AMERICANS in that are facing tough financial times. At least they will be able to legally work when they are done.

I hope these two get deported!!!! If so, they will probably just put some drugs in their butts and swim back over.

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