From Illegal Alien to U.S. Congressman

FOX NEWS LATINO — The man who is poised to succeed Democratic longtime U.S. Congressman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) says he is elated to be part of a pivotal move toward a new era in New York politics.

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.”

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