Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Hey, About That Hispanic Assimilation...

I think the view's a little different from the belly of the beast in Southern California.

This last couple of years I've been seeing more students than ever with English language difficulties at my college, and out and about around town it's like little Guadalajara everywhere you go.

In any case, FWIW, from the pro-amnesty editorial page at the Wall Street Journal, "America's Assimilating Hispanics."

RELATED: I'd say Samuel Huntington's "The Hispanic Challenge" is holding up pretty well, actually.

And the best of all is Victor Davis Hanson, "California at Twilight" (via Instapundit):
California has changed not due to race but due to culture, most prominently because the recent generation of immigrants from Latin America did not — as in the past, for the most part — come legally in manageable numbers and integrate under the host’s assimilationist paradigm. Instead, in the last three decades huge arrivals of illegal aliens from Mexico and Latin America saw Democrats as the party of multiculturalism, separatism, entitlements, open borders, non-enforcement of immigration laws, and eventually plentiful state employment.

Given the numbers, the multicultural paradigm of the salad bowl that focused on “diversity” rather than unity, and the massive new government assistance, how could the old American tonic of assimilation, intermarriage, and integration keep up with the new influxes? It could not.

BONUS: At Legal Insurrection, "O border fence, border fence! wherefore art thou border fence?"