A story today was about Adul Sam-on, a 14 year old boy who is one of the rescued Thai soccer team. Adul is an illegal immigrant.
Adul is a member of the Wa, a Burmese tribe once feared as headhunters. Adul’s impoverished and illiterate parents smuggled him across the border of Thailand in hopes that he would get an education and have a better life.
When British divers showed up initially it was Adul who translated.
Adul is fluent in Thai. Wa, Burmese, English,and Mandarin. He lives in a church.
He got all the information the boys wantedand politely told the rescuers that they needed food.
it would have been so easy to send Adul back.
who knows which undocumented immigrant from Central America will
be a polymath? Will we ever know?