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From an undocumented child to a federal judge, Manuel Barbosa joins us to help SPMF as advisory Board member. His own incredible migrant story indubitably represents Mexicans in the United States of America. His autobiographical new book, (The Littlest Wetback) represents how; faith in one self, good values and determination, can help an individual conquest the ultimate dream.

Born in Mexico, Barbosa worked as a child in Texas with his family of migrant workers.

Raised in Elgin, he attended Benedictine University (formerly St. Procopius College) and John Marshall Law School.

His resume lists participation in several organizations and events involving Mexican-American relations.

Barbosa was the first chairman of the Illinois Human Rights Commission and served on the panel for 18 years.