TAKE A BOW: Actor Edward James Olmos was among the honorees at the Peace & Education Coalition of Back of the Yards, New City fund-raiser Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field’s Stadium Club.
By Bill Zwecker Chicago Sun Times
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For some teenagers, being undocumented brings on social paralysis.
Columnist Marlen Garcia in studio. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times
They cannot shake a fear of deportation or a future pocked by the poverty that plagues their parents.
Fabian Garcia fought those fears and made it.
At 18, not long after graduating from Curie High School in 2000, Garcia became a businessman.
He had enjoyed courses in video production at Curie and talked his father into letting him use a credit card to buy $4,000 worth of camera and editing gear, he says.
Garcia recorded and edited videos for weddings, baptisms and Mexican cotillions.
“I was partying,” he says. “Well, I was recording the parties.”
He ended up doing this to pay for …