As we about to welcome 2008 and wish for the best for us and our families, millions of illegal aliens, will join the celebrations with us. Over the years this, second class America has become part of our life, just like we became part of theirs.
Ellis Cose of newsweek reports:” The percentage of immigrants (including those unlawfully present) in the United States has been creeping upward for years. At 12.6 percent, it is now higher than at any point since the mid-1920s. The number (an estimated 37.9 million) is bigger than at any previous time in history. ”
As arguments about immigration heat up the campaign trail, we also ought to ask some broader questions about assimilation, about how to ensure that people, once outsiders, don’t forever remain marginalized within these shores.
I guess that we shall see what 2008 has in store for us.