Thursday, July 2, 2020
From the Bookshelves: Illegal: One immigrant's life or death journey to the American dream by Laz Ayala
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.