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Urrea, Luis Alberto, (2005).
Devil’s Highway: A True Story
on the train in Europe traveling on your break and you get into a conversation
with a fe
llow passenger from France. She notices you reading Ann Coulter
s book and
not really knowing what is in the book she
Ah yes, you American
s really know
how to do immig
ration right! Here we have Muslims coming into the country and it is a
serious threat to our security and our wonderful French culture.
How is it that Americans
an be so good on immigration while we French just can
t seem to get it right?
turn to her and say,
Well madam, we in America don
t have it exactly right. There
are many problems
our immigration system,
and the problems with our
immigration system have pretty wide reaching effects on other aspects of our lives,
do get some thi
ngs right too.
You have a few hours on the train
and so you decide to
use the time discuss this issue
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