Protect and Defend

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Monday, May 01, 2006

From the Associated Press, Sunday, April 30, 2006

This is just a excerpt from an article entitled Old War Haunts Debate Between Mexico, U.S. :

“In the United States, some anti-immigration activists see migrants as a threat to American land and culture, part of a Spanish-speaking invasion that will reclaim the American Southwest.
Their concern is fed by occasional Mexican references to the booming immigrant population as a "reconquista," or re-conquest, and by the Mexican government's efforts to reinforce the migrants' ties to their homeland.
When hundreds of thousands of mainly Latino marchers turned out for a pro-immigrant demonstration Los Angeles in March, Mexican television reporter Alberto Tinoco sounded almost giddy.
"With all due respect to Uncle Sam, this shows that Los Angeles has never stopped being ours," Tinoco said on the Televisa network's nightly newscast.
Prominent Mexican writers Elena Poniatowska and Carlos Fuentes have spoken sometimes of a "reconquista." Poniatowska says Mexicans are recovering their lost lands "through migratory tactics." Fuentes portrays it as a powerful northward thrust of the Spanish language that will enrich both nations.”
But, I am glad that no one else here in American thinks this might be an “invasion.”

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