Twin Mexican Immigrant Boys Grew Up to Become HS Valedictorians - and MDs
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    Twin Mexican Immigrant Boys Grew Up to Become HS Valedictorians - and MDs

    Awesome story - opportunity to climb the social ladder still exists here like nowhere else if one is willing to work!

    Dr. Octavio (Harvard Medical School) and Dr. Omar (UCLA Medical School) received their M.D.s just one day apart. As CBS News reported, their academic success was a testament to the perseverance and work ethic of their parents especially their mother, Maria, who introduced her sons to the library and emphasized the importance of education.

    Octavio and Omar came to the U.S. from Mexico when they were 10, working with their father, Jose, in the fields of Earlimart, California. They pruned vines, picked grapes and sold corn door to door in the Central Valley town of 5,000.
    From Farmworkers to Physicians: Twin Mexican Immigrant Boys Grew Up to Become HS Valedictorians and Just Graduated From Medical School
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    Re: Twin Mexican Immigrant Boys Grew Up to Become HS Valedictorians - and MDs

    Excellent! Love stories like this. My wife and her siblings and her childhood friends who made it here have similar stories. Countless other immigrants do the same. The American dream is here if you want it and willing to get it.
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    Re: Twin Mexican Immigrant Boys Grew Up to Become HS Valedictorians - and MDs

    That story don't prove nuthin', probably fake news put out by the lyin', liberal news media.
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    Re: Twin Mexican Immigrant Boys Grew Up to Become HS Valedictorians - and MDs

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    The American dream is here if you want it and willing to get it.*
    *Note: Some American dreams subject to end in a concentration camp.

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    Re: Twin Mexican Immigrant Boys Grew Up to Become HS Valedictorians - and MDs

    Quote Originally Posted by GrayTide View Post
    That story don't prove nuthin', probably fake news put out by the lyin', liberal news media.
    Send them back!!!


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    Re: Twin Mexican Immigrant Boys Grew Up to Become HS Valedictorians - and MDs

    Quote Originally Posted by MattinBama View Post
    *Note: Some American dreams subject to end in a concentration camp.
    As my father-in-law experienced for 12 years, such camps are one of the many joys of life under a big government.
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    Re: Twin Mexican Immigrant Boys Grew Up to Become HS Valedictorians - and MDs

    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson1967 View Post
    Send them back!!!


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    Re: Twin Mexican Immigrant Boys Grew Up to Become HS Valedictorians - and MDs

    All I say it can be done the right way, my wife is proof of that.

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    Re: Twin Mexican Immigrant Boys Grew Up to Become HS Valedictorians - and MDs

    I have a friend who lives in Huntsville, Val Bratu, that I used to play music with in a cancer show benefit in Fayetteville, TN. Val is from Romania and was the piano player for the Romanian National Orchestra before the Iron Curtain fell. IIRC, he defected when the orchestra was on tour and I remember him telling me he had 50 cents at the time. He was able to eventually get his wife and mother to America also. Val is a great guy and he and his wife have a nice home and good life in Huntsville.

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