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'Spare Parts' Celebrates Immigrant Teens Who Beat MIT in Underwater Robotics Contest

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Dave Palmer
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Dave Palmer   3/30/2015 11:27:18 AM
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@Elizabeth M: Thanks! Most people in the U.S. would like to believe that the doors of success are open to anyone who is talented and willing to work hard.  However, some people face much bigger obstacles than others.  Hopefully, politicians can get past their differences in order to find a solution that will ensure that this country can benefit from the creativity and innovation of students like Cristian, Oscar, Lorenzo, and Luis.

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Elizabeth M   3/30/2015 10:30:35 AM
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This is a really good article that takes a look at the myth of the "Hollywood Ending" and something that is a very real issue in the United States. You make a good point about visas, Dave. It's unfortunate these kids couldn't get through school to share their talent with the world because of immigration laws that don't really suit the reality of the country, in my opinion. I don't want to get too political about it here but I think it's outrageous that there isn't more opportunity for kids like this. It also shows how tough it can be to become an engineer and get through school even if you are a talented youngster. Thanks for writing this; I hope the right people are paying attention and can work to remedy this situation.

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