• Immigrant-Founded Print Shop Offers a Good Look at How Immigrants Support Local Economy

    1 day ago - By Renew our Economy

    In 1997, at the age of 18, Miguel Fuentevilla left the limited opportunities of his native Mexico and came to America. He arrived in Little Rock and quickly found work in a cookie factory-the first of many tough, low-paying jobs. Over the next six years, he worked at a dry-cleaners, a grocery distributor, a car wash, a waffle factory, and finally at a gas station, where he sometimes did two eight-hour shifts back-to-back.
    At every job, Fuentevilla strove to improve himself. When a co-worker at the gas station lent him a self-help cassette, he got hooked. Soon he was devouring every...
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