Undocumented Cal Poly Architecture Student, Her 8th Grade English Teacher, and President Obama's Immigration Policy
Photo by Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times
It describes Itzel Ortega's story. Itzel is a Cal Poly architecture student whose story merges President Obama's current immigration policy, a young architect's tenacity, and a deeply sentimental [and financial] bond with her eight-grade teacher.
"...In December, she presented a project at Walt Disney Studios. Her model had sliding panels to create rooms with echoing walls where visitors could speak, or shout, their minds. The theme was freedom of speech, the building was an embassy near the United Nations.
The Disney judges gave her a top award. She was a front-runner for a paid internship at the company. But as long as she was here illegally, she couldn't claim the job..."
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