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  •  a recent immigrant who can vote (1+ / 0-)
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    is  not going to have a problem personally about restrictions on licenses, since--since she is an immigrant who can vote--she has naturalized.  However recent or not so recent immigrants or US-born citizens, who have undocumented relatives about whom they are still concerned, are a key group.

    The mixed status family is the one that should be targeted:e.g.: a citizen spouse of an undocumented or permanent resident husband. If there were a way to break out or politically target that group, the voting component of it should be naturally sympathetic to pro-immigrant issues.

    But immigrants who have naturalized and who do not have close relatives without papers or status, shouldn't be assumed to always overflow with sympathy for the undocumented.  In general one way to assimilate is to adopt mainstream attitudes about a range of issues--including racial stances-- and especially ones where you can display your loyalty to the USA, and distinguish yourself from the bad 'illegal' immigrants.  

    "Una ley inmoral, nadie tiene que cumplirla" --Oscar Romero

    by juancito on Sat Feb 09, 2008 at 09:01:27 PM PST

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