This is a great story.  Catalino Tapia is a 63-year old Mexican immigrant who came to the US with $6 some forty-three years ago. Inspired by his son graduating from one of the nation's top law schools, Tapia established a non-profit company, the Bay Area Gardeners Foundation, and recruited a dozen other gardeners to raise money for college scholarships. This year, they awarded nine $1500 scholarships.



The anti-immigrants out there have tried to somehow make it sound like today's immigrants are somehow different than those that came before. But they're exactly the same in terms of striving to help their children achieve a better life. On the day after the DREAM Act died and the country let down millions of young people hoping to be given the opportunity to carve out a decent life in the only country they know, it helps to hear stories like Catalino Tapia's.