The greatest compliment I ever received was during my work for the Guardian ad Litem Program in Greenville, SC before law school. After I had argued with one of our attorneys on behalf of a poor, alcoholic woman who had been detained too long due to a paperwork error, my friend and colleague, Sadie, noted that I had respect for everyone, as much respect for the poor and miserable as I did for the rich and famous. I will never forget what she said, and I will always try to prove worthy of the compliment. I am the proud son of factory workers who gave all they had so that I could go to school to become a lawyer. I know they expect no less of me than the best, and while I sometimes fall short, that is always my goal. I decided to become an immigration lawyer while teaching English as a second language in Greenville, SC. Many of my students would ask me for help, and I did not know what to tell them. I had always loved foreign languages, exotic cultures, and diverse people since I was a child, and by that time I could already speak basic Spanish, having lived in Mexico for a summer with a Mexican family while attending college there. I really wanted to help this group of people so I decided to become an immigration lawyer.
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