Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

The (Real) Day w/o a Mexican 

The Day Without a Mexican made much better billboards and movie trailers than actual feature-size-and-duration entertainment, still the point overtly maneuvering across the narrative was well-honed: The economies of the Americas, norte y sur, are linked to degrees our immigration policies don't yet recognize or account for.

By mysteriously rapturing the brown out of LA (and exposing the inherent racism brooding above and below), the scriptwriters created the forum for a beautiful, and timely, political package.



Today, with a nation retargeting its media-stoked terrorism fixations and animosities on the OTAs (Other-Than-Amerikuns) we are beginning to see the fraying edges that herald worse to come unless Washington can come to grips with new modalities, like doing the right thing in spite of a rancorous few demanding a new war on the southern boundary.

Without an immediate shift back to sanity in the immigration dimension, we "run the risk of doing serious and reverberating harm to our national economic base," sez LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in his recent letter to Homeland Man Michael Chertoff.

Read On:.

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

July 28, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation