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Our Man In Arlington

The immigration “debate” that seems to be growing in this country and throughout Virginia has many disquieting overtones. The most obvious, of course, are the thinly veiled expressions of deep racial and ethnic prejudice. These are strongly and heatedly denied, but I grew up in the Deep South in the forties and fifties and I know one when I hear it.

The immigration “debate” that seems to be growing in this country and throughout Virginia has many disquieting overtones. The most obvious, of course, are the thinly veiled expressions of deep racial and ethnic prejudice. These are strongly and heatedly denied, but I grew up in the Deep South in the forties and fifties and I know one when I hear it.

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