California Congressman Ted Lieu (a longtime AAA Fund endorsee), tore into someone who testified to Congress and denigrated the contributions of people with less than 10th grade educations. Rep. Lieu talks about the contributions and sacrifices that people like Maria Isabel Jimenez, a 17 year old farmworker, make. Rep. Lieu noted that she died so “you and I can have less expensive orange juice,” and that she’s given far more to society than you or I ever will.”
Rep. Lieu is a veteran and former JAG officer who was voted Democratic Freshman Class President of the House. Lieu replaced the iconic Congressman Henry Waxman, who decided not to seek re-election. Also, if you watch it from the beginning, Lieu gets very technical about the economic benefits of DACA and DAPA and he gets into the nitty gritty of how much net benefit immigrants in these categories bring in via Social Security taxes.
By the way, a number of my family members, including my grandma, lack more than a 10th grade education. Some of them fled the Cultural Revolution but succeeded in raising sons and daughters who contribute to this country.