Obama has deported more than Bush, hmm. Mexico used to be most of the area now the U.S. southwest, and Spain was earliest to settle most of the south as well. War, theft, and purchases made the land the U.S..
We need immigration reform, and bring back a viable “guest worker” program. Interesting how many HIGH PAYING jobs in the U.S. are now going to Chinese, Vietnamese, and other foreign workers, but farm workers, who make a lot less, and do jobs most Americans don’t want, and won’t take, from Mexico and Central/South America, are the targets every time.
Arizona’s “driving while brown” law led to a number of folks whose families had lived on that land for over 200 years, got stopped as “suspicious”, while “invaders” from Michigan never got bothered.
Lalo is just well aware of the hidden, or open, bigotry that is getting worse in America. “Give me your poor”, has morphed to some of the worst xenophobia in our history. That’s not a “liberal” observation, it’s history that even the Irish, Germans, Jews, and Italians,while subjected to discrimination at times, never endured the persistence that applies to those often just THOUGHT TO BE, from “south of the border”.