Monthly Archives: February 2019

Border Mic- Episode 6 – You Speak English!



You speak English! I will never forget the face my date made as soon as she realized that I was not an American. Worse, I am a Mexican citizen.

Check out my latest podcast on the politics of the border.

In episode 6 I talk about assimilation from the point of view of a Fronterizo, or borderlander.


Border Mic – Episode 5 – Ronald Reagan Wanted Open Borders



Donald Trump loves to channel Ronald Reagan as a strong president. The Republicans believe Ronald Reagan was one of the best presidents. Guess what? I think Ronald Reagan was one of the best American presidents.

Ronald Reagan wanted open borders. Ronald Reagan believed in immigrants and Mexicans.

In today’s podcast I talk about why Ronald Reagan is one of my favorite American presidents.


Border Mic – Episode 4 – Assimilate Into America by Speaking Spanish



In episode of number 4 of the Border Mic, I discuss the issue of speaking English in order to assimilate into America. The argument that to be an American you need to speak English misses a fundamental reality. That is that Spanish is as American as Apple Pie. Spanish is native to America. In the podcast I explain why English speakers, who argue immigrants must assimilate by speaking English, should, instead, speak Spanish so that the English speakers can better assimilate into America.

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