"If we had not been of the middle class, we never could have come here legally"

Join us for a stimulating presentation and discussion on Our Horribly Broken Immigration System: When Will It Be Fixed?  This Sunday (8/26/18), 2:30-4 pm), El Paso Public Library downtown. Sometimes free parking is hard to find--best bet is to park east of the library and away from the ballpark.

 Martha Santamaria poses for photos Friday, July 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Martha Santamaria poses for photos Friday, July 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Central Americans seeking path to US have few legal options by Amy Taxin of the AP.  

Maria Santamaria made sure to follow the U.S. immigration rules.
She obtained a green card through her husband, came to the country on an immigrant visa and became an American citizen. When her sister came on a travel visa fleeing violence and civil war in her native El Salvador, she helped her get a green card to stay in the U.S.
That process took 16 years.
"If we had not been of the middle class, we never could have come here legally," Santamaria said. "They would never give a visa to the poor."  Continue reading