Why Not Believe Them?
Illegal and mass immigration cheerleaders assure us that there is no fundamental difference between todays immigration and that of yesteryear. Yet time after time the illegals and immigrants tell us differently, why not believe them?
Source: The state
...As President Bush and others call for assimilation of Latino immigrants, some Hispanics in [the Chicago neighborhood of Little Village/La Villita centered around 26th and Pulaski] and other parts of the country, including North Texas, are on what could be a collision course, pushing to be fully binational, with equal rights in Mexico and the United States and grounded in both societies.New ways?
"We're never giving up our Mexican roots," said Maria Cantu-Dougala, assistant vice president of Second Federal Savings [offers ITIN home loans explicitly to illegal aliens] and an American citizen. "I still consider myself Mexican. That's where we're so different from other immigrants. We just can't give it up."
...["Migration expert" Jonathan Fox of UC Santa Cruz] calls the phenomenon of Mexicans striving to be members of both U.S. and Mexican societies "civic binationality." It is one of several practices that suggest immigrants are finding new ways to integrate into the U.S., he said...Do we want immigrants "finding new ways to integrate?" Will those new ways help or hurt America, and if the answer is hurt, what do we do down the road when the injury starts to fester?
And of course we get a little 'globalization' pep talk...
But the issue is not one of loyalty, said Paula Cruz Takash, a sociology professor at the University of California at Los Angeles.
"Anyone who understands that we have to be thinking about global citizenship will appreciate this notion of civic binationality," she said. "Any country that understands and encourages the acquisition of not just one other language but maybe others will be at an advantage as globalization goes ahead."To translate, those who have thrown America over and given up on loyalty to their country will be better able to rape and despoil in our future stateless paradises. Global citizenship? Civic binationality? Not interested thanks, I come from a decent country, though I understand if your country is a bone deep embarrassment why you might want to pretend nation states no longer matter.
A majority of Latinos, 57 percent, believe immigrants have to speak English to be part of American society, according to Pew, while 41 percent say they do not.Forty one percent do not feel that English is necessary to get by in America, what does that tell us about our current level of assimilation, or the lack thereof?
"We're never giving up our Mexican roots," said Maria Cantu-Dougala, assistant vice president of Second Federal Savings [offers ITIN home loans explicitly to illegal aliens] and an American citizen. "I still consider myself Mexican. That's where we're so different from other immigrants. We just can't give it up."Our illegal and mass immigrants keep telling us what the problem is, why won't we believe them?
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