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January 27, 2002 | BENJAMIN SMITH, Benjamin Smith is a former Baltic correspondent for the Wall Street Journal Europe
Last year, Scott Spolin got the opportunity to repay an old debt. The chance came in the slim, 25-year-old form of Valery Itzkevitch, who walked into Spolin's law office one sunny afternoon. What Spolin saw in the young man from Eastern Europe was a chance to share his own family's immigrant success story. The two men sat together in Spolin's spare office--the guest neat and formal, with a black suit and elegant, creaky English; the host compact, casual and blunt.
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January 27, 2002 | BENJAMIN SMITH, Benjamin Smith is a former Baltic correspondent for the Wall Street Journal Europe
Last year, Scott Spolin got the opportunity to repay an old debt. The chance came in the slim, 25-year-old form of Valery Itzkevitch, who walked into Spolin's law office one sunny afternoon. What Spolin saw in the young man from Eastern Europe was a chance to share his own family's immigrant success story. The two men sat together in Spolin's spare office--the guest neat and formal, with a black suit and elegant, creaky English; the host compact, casual and blunt.
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February 24, 2002
I read with interest Benjamin Smith's story about Valery Itzkevitch's attempt to immigrate to the U.S. from his native Latvia ("Giving Up on America," Jan. 27). I was perplexed by the ambivalent nature of the article, which neither explored the depth of such failed attempts by would-be immigrants nor the options that could have allowed Itzkevitch to stay in Los Angeles. The article left me with the sense that Itzkevitch was more concerned with material comforts and career standing than with fleeing anti-Semitism and persecution.
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