IN THIS ISSUE
There Was No American DREAM for Joaquin Luna
The Need for “How To..” Help During Any Immigration Process
The Path to Voting in the Next Election: US Citizenship
Remarks from President Obama at the Lighting of the National Christmas Tree
Recipes From The Melting Pot: Chocolate Caliente, Mexican Hot Chocolate
Quote of the Month
The Faces of Immigrants: Santa Claus, A Citizen of the World
Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas and Kris Kringle, is truly a citizen of the world. His date of birth is unknown, but it is said that he is as “old as his tongue but older than his teeth.” He is a travelling “gift provider” that goes to the homes of all good children throughout the world during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve, December 24. He accomplishes this feat with the aid of the elves who make the toys, and he never asks if they are documented, since they are hard working, law-abiding elves. His workshop is OSHA approved and his reindeer, that pull his sleigh, are well fed and well taken care of.
It is also amazing that he travels from country to country in one night and without a visa!
And though he travels during Christmas, his biggest gift to all of us, independent of one’s religion, is the gift of love and tolerance. And there is a lot we can learn from him – if we just listen.
There is also a little secret of his that we will share with you: all children are good to him but it doesn’t hurt to actually be good!
From all of us at Immigration Direct, have a Safe and Happy Holiday, and Joyous New Year!