Letter to the Editor: Response to "What is the nature of this passion?"Quicklink submitted by Joan Brunwasser Permalink
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|Why is the immigration issue a galvanizing, passionate force? I think its because unlike many Americans, they are still in touch with their origins. They know how far theyve come in this country and they dont want it to be lost for their relatives. The Hispanic population is the largest minority in the country and may soon be more populous than whites in America. Theyve been courted by both Democrats and Republicans through the years and have experienced numerous broken promises from each political party. The US House Resolution was the last straw. They see how easily Republicans turned against them after they joined the party and theyre sick to death of seeing their uncles, aunts, cousins, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers living as an undocumented alien having to run whenever La Immigra comes around. Theyre pissed off about still being treated as second and third class citizens even though theyve scratched and clawed their way into prominence in this society.|
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