Go for it, folks: I've been the boss of illegal immigrants before! Love me my DREAM Act students, as they're some of the most motivated, talented individuals I've ever encountered--and more than a few of them have journalism degrees, which has allowed me to have them help me in my various media endeavors over the years. In fact, I think any smart newsroom should have a DREAMer in their midst--free labor! But, of course, that won't happen because media organizations care too much about the law and shit.
Which is why my commentary this month on Marketplace, the public-radio show that airs locally on KPCC-FM 89.3 and KCRW-FM 89.9, is dedicated to that issue. Special shout-outs are included at the end to some of the interns I've had over the years--don't bother trying to figure out who they are, Know Nothings, as they're all prominent leaders in the DREAM Act movement and aren't afraid of your xenophobic pendejadas. Enjoy!