Former Illegal Immigrants Voted for Obama

Posted by Katherine | November 6, 2008 – 10:31 am

Sue Salinger found this video of an Obama-supporting family in California. They’re talking about their votes on a moonlit night just after casting their ballots. Erick, a 30-year-old who likes Sade and Pablo Neruda, first films his giddy mom and slightly embarrassed teenaged brother (a first-time voter). Then he turns the camera on himself to explain that he and his mother, now proud US citizens, had been illegal immigrants from Colombia.

[Erick C. / Vimeo]

Erick says, in the notes about his video, “A black man is the president and all this is possible in America. We feel unbelievably proud.”


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