One of Trump’s harshest critics, Congressman Adriano Espaillat, who spoke at the DNC convention, is a former illegal alien himself.
State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, who started his life in the United States at the age of 9 as an undocumented immigrant from the Dominican Republic, said he’s overwhelmed by his journey from humble beginnings to the halls of Congress that he seems certain to be walking next year.
“You can come here undocumented, and you can rise to go to the U.S. Congress,” Espaillat said in an interview Wednesday with Fox News Latino. “The American Dream is still alive.”
Adriano recently met with Gen. John Kelly and complained that Trump’s stricter immigration policies are creating an atmosphere of fear among the “undocumented.”