Much of the focus on the topic of immigration is pointed at undocumented immigrants who enter the country without proper validation. They do their best to make ends meet, and in many ways, you have to commend them for pushing on with such a hard life. However, there are many other people who enter this country legally, having gone through the immigration process properly and patiently awaited their ultimate decision.
"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" has become a wildly popular show, a half-hour program that looks at very serious issues with a very comedic eye. The most recent episode of "Last Week Tonight" did a lengthy examination of the immigration process that translators for American soldiers in the Middle East have to go through.
Imagine that at age 3, a child from outside of the United States is brought in to the U.S. His or her family made the decision to enter the country, and they made it unabated. They now live in the U.S. as undocumented immigrants.
This world of ours has become so small, and we mean that in a good way. Advanced air travel, the internet, cellphones: all of these things have promoted an era where people can connect and remain connected for long periods of time, and these connections are even easier to make than they were even 20 years ago.