The Mexicans are Coming! The Mexicans are Coming!
The Mexicans are Coming! The Mexicans are Coming!\r\nBy Dr. Andre Perry, Contributing Columnistâ€¨February 27, 2006 \r\n\r\nThe economic and social entrenchment of this current wave of immigrants will certainly create intense policy debates around immigrant rights and privileges. The subsidizing of education and healthcare as well as the issuing of drivers\' licenses will certainly be issues that our future mayoral, gubernatorial and city council candidates will face in the years ahead. Many of the current disputes around immigrant rights and immigration bubbled after September 11 and surfaced during the passage of the 2004 Intelligence Reform Bill. However in New Orleans, the noticeable demographic shifts due to Katrina pose more cultural and linguistic threats to the longstanding racial and ethnic hierarchy.\r\n