Thursday, July 2, 2020

From the Bookshelves: Illegal: One immigrant's life or death journey to the American dream by Laz Ayala

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Illegal: One immigrant's life or death journey to the American dream by Laz Ayala (available July 21, 2020)

Laz Ayala escaped war-torn El Salvador as a 14-year-old in 1981. He smuggled over the Mexican border into the United States curled up in the trunk of an old Cadillac. A new life waited in San Bernardino, California, with his sister, father and brother. Laz had to succeed in school while learning English, with the threat of deportation looming.  This is a story about immigration and the American dream.

Today Laz is a successful real estate entrepreneur, developer, and philanthropist. From a Dreamer to living his dream, Laz Ayala tells the story about how he came to America, and his mission to humanize immigrants and reform immigration policy.

KJ

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2020/07/from-the-bookshelves-illegal-one-immigrants-life-or-death-journey-to-the-american-dream-by-laz-ayala.html

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