In an op-ed, Jason Riley of the Wall Street Journal speculates that the issue of illegal immigration has faded from prominence in the 2008 presidential campaign because voters are generally "pro-immigrant but ambivalent about it." Riley says American culture is under assault not from immigrants, but from "liberal elites who reject the concept of assimilation."
Speakers: Edward Alden, Adam Roberts, and Cristina Rodriguez Presider: Thomas F. Cooley
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David R. Ayon, an expert in U.S.-Latino politics, says while Hispanics don’t vote or think as a block, the defensive posture they assume against the immigration backlash aimed at them may impact their vote.
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