Today we’ll be chatting for a couple hours with journalist Pilar Marrero.
Pilar Marrero is a senior writer for La Opinion, the oldest Spanish-language daily in the US. Originally from Venezuela, she is now a US citizen.
We’ll be discussing her book that’s just been released, Killing the American Dream: How Anti-Immigration Extremists Are Destroying the Nation (Palgrave MacMillan).
In writing the book, Marrero relies on her reporting for La Opinion, in which she has covered the immigrant issue from DREAMers to the Arizona border.
It argues that the people Marrero views as extremists to the right in the immigration debate of recent years have both crushed the ability of many immigrants to progress and hamstrung the country’s ability to harness the energy and labor of this generally younger immigrant class that is essential to the country’s long-term economic health.
These ideas would seem particularly relevant these days, as an incoming Congress is expected to take up the issue of immigration reform.
So join us and let’s dissect some of these ideas and see where they lead.
[As a courtesy to our guests, please keep comments to the book and be respectful of dissenting opinions. Please take other conversations to a previous thread. - bev]