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Posted by: Lonewacko at July 13, 2003 08:45 PM

Concur with Robert, I think. I and a lot of conservatives, maybe even a majority have no problem with immigrants. On the other hand, I/we do have a big problem with the multicuralism, the favoritism, the bilingual ed, the government grants and subsidies, the abuse of voting laws, etc. Basically, immigrants are being used as compliant stalking horses to be the recipient of liberals' policy prescriptions. The result is a lot more bigotry from the likes of Malkin & friends than I think you'd otherwise see. Too bad, too, she's a hottie.

Posted by: Lloyd at July 14, 2003 11:42 AM

A favorite of mine regarding Mexican immigration to the Us is "Mexican Voices American Dreams: An Oral History of Mexican Immigration to the United States" by Marilyn P. Davis, published in 1990 so probably somewhat dated.

A few good points she makes: No matter what they say pubicly, the presence of Mexican illegals in the US is regarded as necessary by both governments and a way is always found to make sure there are enough (to be sure there are enough usually means allowing in more than is actually wanted).

What's maybe a little unique about Mexican immigration is that traditionally becoming "American" hasn't been a goal at all for the great majority who plan on short term, often seasonal jobs before going back to Mexico. Often however, life gets in the way and things happen differently.
But then, assimilation is not a goal of adult immigrants for themselves for almost any immigrant group. At most, it's a goal they have for their children, who usually assimilate regardless what the parents want.

Posted by: Michael Farris at July 14, 2003 01:52 PM

What does everyone think of Haunani-Kay Trask? Is there a lesson here?

Posted by: Lonewacko at July 14, 2003 06:43 PM
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