by Marisella Veiga
HOUSTON – Tell me straight. Do you think crime by immigrants is getting out of control? Has local media been carrying those stories? Do you think it’s worse now than before? Do you think the police need more legal tools to get control?
If so, there’s something you should know.
Another lengthy academic study has just come out maintaining that immigrants are far less inclined to be bad guys than our native sons. It’s the natives who grow up to become criminals.
HOUSTON– One would think Attorney General Alberto Gonzáles would have already thrown in the towel. His two top staff members have resigned and Congress is demanding more documents from him, and his anticipated testimony before a Senate hearing is expected to produce fireworks.
So, what makes him tick? What’s back there?
HOUSTON – Newt Gingrich is only 64 but already he’s afflicted with memory lapse. He has conveniently forgotten his own past.
Addressing the National Federation of Republican Women in Washington, D.C., March 31, the potential GOP presidential aspirant claimed bilingual-education classes are teaching students “the language of living in a ghetto.” They must be eliminated, he insisted, and so should ballots in languages other than English.
HOUSTON – If a butterflyʼs fluttering wings in Africa can cause a hurricane in Louisiana, why is it hard to understand that when making a living ends in one place, people migrate to earn a living some place else?
David Baconʼs book, Communities Without Borders: Images and Voices from the World of Migration, makes the connection. His book shows how calamity in one place leads to consequences in another.
(First in a two-part commentary)
HOUSTON – Twenty-one years ago, in 1986, Japan’s Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone said his country had “become quite an intelligent nation, much more than the United States.”
This is a story about Latin American gangs – but with a twist. It differs from the ones you’ve been reading in the newspapers and viewing on TV news.