It's still "we the people," right? Being one voice out of 50 million Latinos in the U.S., may I defy the Democratic Party's white and Mexican hegemony in speaking, thinking and feeling for myself and provide a Chicano perspective on the immigration debate?
It's clear the ruling class in Sacramento has no intent to solve the illegal immigration problem and has established the means to prolong the federal debate to capitalize politically in future elections. In my observations, there has been outright contempt toward the citizens of California by not asking for the people's consent to pass laws establishing de facto amnesty, providing in-state tuition over U.S citizens, and driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. What's next?
The end game is clear: full legalization in which proponents are pushing to harvest the votes that Democrats have worked so hard for over the years by passing laws. By these actions, it is clear that their interest is solely power. Perhaps we should ask the rest of the culturally diverse Latino population how they think on issues that matter to them. Or should we only listen to the Democratic white and Mexican hegemony perspective that is constantly professed?
William Flores Lemus