Perspective on the Immigration Debate, or: How to Use Political Issues as an Excuse to Post Gratuitous Pictures of Salma Hayek
By Conrad Spencer
Of the arguments advanced by the anti-immigration crowd, the least tenable has always been the cultural argument -- that immigrants refusing to assimilate are somehow a threat to the American way of life. The fear mongers base their arguments on the premise that a darker-complected or bilingual U.S. is sure to be inferior to what we've got now.
Last night my family and I had dinner in a local Mexican restaurant. I was enjoying a plate of chili verde and the mild euphoria that comes with 99-cent margaritas. I had to wonder at the fear some have of the culture that brought us chili verde, margaritas and Salma Hayek.
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