Had the chance yesterday to meet former U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, whose life provides a remarkable story of the opportunity America offers if we don’t lose our way. Born in Cuba, his family fled to the United States from a Castro regime that was intent on making everyone equal by taking from anyone who had achieved success. Carlos was six at the time and spoke no English. He began working for Kellogg’s at the age of 22 and worked his way up the management ranks to become its chairman and CEO.
In 2004, Carlos became Secretary of Commerce under President Bush and led the President’s effort to secure comprehensive immigration reform. During that work, he saw firsthand how much immigration is tied up in partisan politics Continue reading