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Old 02-26-2007, 10:52 AM
 
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This is a two part story, the first "Do We Want Mexifornia?" was written in 2002 and the second five years later. the second story is "Mexifornia, Five Years Later"

Do We Want Mexifornia?
http://www.city-journal.org/html/12_2_do_we_want.html

Story Continues
Mexifornia, Five Years Later.
http://www.city-journal.org/html/17_1_mexifornia.html
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Old 03-03-2007, 02:07 PM
 
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This merits further discussion. Excerpts taken from 'Mexifornia Five Years Later'.

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Mexifornia Five Years Later
Victor Davis Hanson
The flood of illegal immigrants into California has made things worse than I foresaw.

-In the Spring 2002 issue of City Journal, I wrote an essay about growing up in the central San Joaquin Valley and witnessing firsthand, especially over the last 20 years, the ill effects of illegal immigration. Controversy over my blunt assessment of the disaster of illegal immigration from Mexico led to an expanded memoir, Mexifornia, published the following year by Encounter Press.

We return always to the question of numbers. While it is true that no one knows exactly how many are here illegally from Mexico and Latin America, both sides in the debate often accept as reasonable estimates of 11 to 12 million illegals—with an additional 500,000 to 1 million arriving per year.
http://www.city-journal.org/html/17_1_mexifornia.html

Last edited by Yac; 03-04-2007 at 06:44 AM.. Reason: Edited for copyright protection. Use the link to read it in full.
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Old 07-18-2007, 01:32 PM
 
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I like this myth better:

"word California originally referred to the entire region composed of the current U.S. state of California, plus all or parts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and Wyoming, and the Mexican peninsula now known as Baja California.

The name California is most commonly believed derived from a storied paradise peopled by black Amazons and ruled by Queen Califia. The myth of Califia is recorded in a 1510 work The Exploits of Esplandian, written as a sequel to Amadís de Gaula by Spanish adventure writer García Ordoñez Rodriguez de Montalvo.[4] The kingdom of Queen Califia, according to Montalvo, was said to be a remote land inhabited by griffins and other strange beasts and rich in gold."
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