The first thing immigrants always want is more immigrants:
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2015, Esperanza Franco headed south to the border, where she worked defending immigrants who faced deportation.
Now she’s the one who might get kicked out of the country.
Franco says her former employer’s mishandling of a work-visa application — she came here from Spain five years ago — has put her in danger of losing her legal status. She fears that in less than a month, she could end up being jailed in the same Arizona detention center where she has gone to visit clients.
“I’m going through so much stress,” Franco said. “I’m waking up in the middle of night, with back pain.”
The paradox of her situation is not lost on Franco, 28, who put her legal knowledge and Spanish-language skills to work in Tucson at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, a nonprofit advocacy group.
It doesn’t matter where they come from, they always want to import more at the expense of the natives.