18. Tony from "I Live on the Border"
Air date: September 29, 2007
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Tony is a 22-year-old illegal immigrant living in the United States. Intelligent and hardworking, he's won a couple of scholarships while in high school. He has lived in the U.S. for most of his life, and yet he does not have the same opportunities as most. Tony's goal is to attend college and obtain a secure future for himself and his family, but these dreams have long-ago been dashed by his lack of a citizenship. This is where you're supposed to get angry, get up from your couch, and make some kind of change in the world.
Thankfully, Tony's able to enroll in a college in San Francisco. Still, as he cannot qualify for financial aid, he gets a job on the side, working at a hotel.