The shop floor at BMS Technologies, a billing services company on Pauite Drive in Bend, hums with the sound of high-speed printers run by workers overseen by production manager Javier Chong.
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Chong, 55, a native of Ecuador, became a U.S. citizen in May 2016, 18 years after arriving in this country with his wife, two sons and ailing mother-in-law. He arrived with permission to work — he and his wife, Cecilia Carbo, still manage the Motel 6 in Redmond where they got their start — and a path to citizenship.
“In many ways, my story is different from most immigrants,” Chong said Wednesday.
Still, Chong, who worships at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond, said he recognizes
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