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!