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Jack Paris

Jack Paris is the pseudonym of a writer and full-time house painter who lives in California but grew up in Hawaii and still thinks of it as “home.”

— From June 2008
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The House Painters Of Southern California

There is a movement afoot in Congress, and along our southern borders among civilians dressed in fatigues, to keep illegals out. There is a desire to empty the job sites of workers; to shoo away the craftsmen who build and decorate these mansions; to punish them for their late-night crossings. I am a house painter, not a politician. If this were to happen, I see fifty years of painting experience out the door. And that is just within our group.

June 2008
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