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The Story of Angelo

Last night we went to a great Italian restaurant on our last night in New York City.  Angelo was our waiter and he did a great job.  We got to talking with him and found that he is a first generation immigrant, working while going to community college.  His dream is to work at the United Nations as a translator.  Because of our conversation, I now know that you must have mastered five languages in order to apply.  Angelo already has four, so just one to go.  A full third of our immigrants are Hispanic and despite the fact that I believe we are as open minded about race as any nation – I suspect that anti Hispanic sentiment is a significant barrier to our opening up immigration.  The twist to this story – Angelo is from Ecuador.