I do believe it is vital that America has a unifying national identity and that immigrants feel a sense of community with their fellow Americans -- and vice versa. And by no means is everyone who expresses concerns about how well we're doing on those fronts is a bigot or a demagogue.
The GOP Presidential Candidates need to be careful. While they are being strategic about what to discuss - they must stop ignoring the future of America. Every time they do not genuinely address the Hispanic community - they are slowly weakening our nation.
I happen to be a fan of constructive criticism; it's how one grows. As a community, we need to stop being so critical of each other. Let's show a little bit more love for one another -- there is enough room for all of us to love each other, and still be in business for ourselves.
The closer you look at Hispanics, the more American they seem -- and vice versa. Which is why the prospect of a National Museum of the American Latino in Washington, D.C., is both a no brainer and such a hard sell.
The anti-immigration bills in Georgia suffer from many of the same problems as those in Arizona. They would open up the state to lawsuits if a private citizen feels that they failed to use employment verification.