El Paso Astronaut Danny Olivas Is Raising Money To Help Immigrant Children
I'm proud to say that I grew up with Danny Olivas who is now well-known for being an astronaut. Danny graduated in 1984 from Burges High School and he went on to do great things for our country during his time with NASA. Now, he is doing great things for the children who are caught up in the immigration showdown.
Danny is working to raise money to help immigrant children. Danny spoke to KTSM and said the immigration debate made him look at the history of his own family. Danny is working with the Diocesan of Migrant and Refugee Services to provide legal representation to children seeking asylum in the United States. He said he would like to provide the chance at being a part of the American dream to immigrants, especially children, just as his great-grandfather was given a chance when he arrived in El Paso at the age of 10.
Immigration law is complicated, and Danny says immigrant children caught in the middle of theh immigration battle deserve legal aid to get through those laws to citizenship. It costs about $1,800 to provide legal representation for an immigrant, and Danny says they have set a goal of raising enough money to help ten children.
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