Video from CBS about Cesar Milan
I contacted Cesar Milan in 2011 and told him about the boys I was teaching to at that time. These boys are adjudicated youth who are unaccompanied minors and in the system. Some of them became unaccompanied (abandoned), because their parent(s) were afraid to respond to ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement) for fear of deportation. These boys have been here since they were children. To send them back to a land they do not know is harsh. Therefore, organizations like BCFS help these boys to become rehabilitated and changed to better their lives and become assets to their communities.
Cesar Milan was gracious enough to help our Latino youth by sending 20 videos and signing each copy so they could learn what it means to become a pack leader that is a positive influence. Cesar Milan came to the U.S. undocumented when he was 21 and was blessed to meet up with Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith who helped him learn English and get started on his dog whispering days. Cesar always knew he would make it in life but he had to chase after that American Dream the hard way.
Cesar Milan Foundation was also gracious enough to pay for tattoo removal of one of our youth who decided to re-enter society gang free, drug free, and who was also excited to start his life over. It’s because of foundations like these that people have a second chance. Thank you Cesar Milan for not forgetting about where you came from. We appreciate you.
Lilia Dardon, President
Ivan & Ivon Charities