Unwelcome home


Chih Tsung Kao has called Boulder, Colo., home since age four. But the Taiwan native has never had legal status in the U.S. Now 24, Chih, a college graduate, has no feasible path to citizenship. "(I)t's pretty trying to run into brick walls all the time," Chih says. "I can't do anything. I can't contribute to society due to this lack of status." Chih is sick of hiding. He's decided to return to Taiwan.

This video accompanies the story, "Young, All-American, Illegal."

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Immigration video, story, photography
Jeannie Patton
Jeannie Patton
Aug 17, 2010 01:06 PM
This is a heart-breaking story of injustice and loss. It opened my eyes and changed my closed heart. It should be required reading and viewing for anyone concerned -- regardless of politics -- with immigration issues. The national and regional political stalemates are criminal; the blind hatred is frightening. The loss of talent and ambition is only to our detriment.