We are on the verge of embarking down a very dangerous path to immigration reform. In order to understand some of the proposed legislation, context is necessary:
When I was fourteen years old, I landed my first job at a retail electronics store. The legal working age was (and remains) sixteen, so in order to get the job, I had to lie about my age on my application. This was the era before the internet and readily available background checks, so it wasn’t difficult to do.