Andres Oppenheimer threatens "Latino intifada" without massive illegal alien amnesty
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The rapid escalation of U.S. anti-immigration hysteria - fueled by ratings-hungry cable-television hotheads and leading Republican presidential hopefuls - is a dangerous trend: It may lead to a Latino intifada with the potential to rock this nation in the not-so-distant future.In effect, Oppenheimer is saying that we've been invaded and settled, and we must capitulate to avoid bloodshed. If we do capitulate, that will only lead to more and greater capitulations in the future. The only way out of this situation that preserves the structure of the U.S. is to back away slowly by gradually deporting illegal aliens, encouraging those here now to leave, and discouraging any more illegal immigration.
Remember the Palestinian intifada of the early 1990s, when thousands of frustrated young Palestinians took to the streets and threw stones at Israeli troops? Remember the French intifada of the summer of 2005, in which disenfranchised Muslim youths burned cars and stores in the suburbs of Paris?
If we are not careful, we may see something similar coming from the estimated 13 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, most of them Latino, who are increasingly vilified in the media, forced further into the underground by spineless politicians and not given any chance to legalize their status by a pusillanimous U.S. Congress.
We are creating an underclass of people who won't leave this country and, realistically, can't be deported. They and their children are living with no prospect of earning a legal status, no matter how hard they work for it. Many of them will become increasingly frustrated, angry, and some of them eventually may turn violent...
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