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<b>Frank Talk About "Mexifornia"</b>
Imprimis (Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI) ^ | November, 2003 | Victor Davis Hanson

Posted on 11/11/2003 9:54:04 AM PST by Elric@Melnibone

There was a time, not so long ago, when we Americans understood that newcomers did not need to be taught in their own language in our schools. Even less did we believe that their children required special classes in ethnic pride or separate, race-based college graduation ceremonies. The very idea that a national lobbying group would call itself La Raza (The Race)—and have slogans such as: “For La Raza everything; for those outside La Raza, nothing”—would have seemed to us shocking, even chilling. We believed in American civic education for immigrants, which, combined with intermarriage, integration and popular culture, led to rapid parity for those immigrants’ children in terms of education, income and influence. Needless to say, in that earlier time, immigrants came to the U.S. from Mexico largely under legal auspices and in measured numbers that did not overwhelm our once formidable powers of assimilation.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; california; culture; economics; imigration; mexifornia; victordavishanson
Not all colleges are unremittingly liberal. The Imprimis publishes a lot of good stuff. (And the subscription is free.)
1 posted on 11/11/2003 9:54:05 AM PST by Elric@Melnibone
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2 posted on 11/11/2003 9:55:26 AM PST by martin_fierro (_____oooo_(____)_oooo_____)
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Italian immigrants did not flood our country unlawfully as part of the national strategy of the Italian government.

IMO that cannot be emphasized enough: the national strategy of the foreign government. Mexican groups in the United States report to the corrput Mexican government's Instituteof Mexicans Living Abroad, the office that replaced Fox's migrant affairs office. As long as we blame the ILLEGAL immigrant that foreign government and "our" government can portray the ILLEGAL immigrant as a victim of American "racism" and "xenophobia."

This is about Mexico's corrupt government's policy of the Mexican Diaspora, "Mexico, a nation without borders." Note: Mexico finds that the longer its expatriates stay away from Mexico and in the U.S., the more they come to love Mexico. Mexico's corrupt government and both of our political parties support it.

Who can know the effect of "the insidious costs of the illegal hiring practices of contractors, farmers and factory owners -- costs for medical care for uninsured illegals, increased law enforcement, growing entitlements and the need for dual documentation in business and government?" Throw in education and the answer is, California!

3 posted on 11/11/2003 11:02:53 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael
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