There was a common warning in her home: "Beware of the blue-eyes."

Alonzo says her family and their friends feared deportation, even after they were living here legally.

"They didn't want to draw attention to themselves."

Protesters rally in the wake of Senate Bill 1070.
William Westfall
Protesters rally in the wake of Senate Bill 1070.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signs Senate Bill 1070.
Stephen Lemons
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signs Senate Bill 1070.

That's done and gone.

In Arizona, thousands have taken to the street to protest SB 1070. Abuelas are joined by kids without papers. Together they commit civil disobedience and force arrests.

The Supreme Court doesn't grasp that its decision is not the final word on the subject.

Media everywhere erupted with the recent news that whites now account for a minority of births in America for the first time. Latinos have the highest fertility rate and are already the largest minority.

"If [reform] doesn't happen as part of a revolution," says Alonzo, "the sheer numbers will eventually force change."

See that little roly-poly, hija rock 'n' rolly, wearing pull-ups, sporting earrings and sitting on her mama's lap?

She is your future.

Michael Lacey is executive editor of Village Voice Media.

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9 comments
stand up!
stand up!

That whole "brown" thing may have worked 10 years ago but not now. What is the crime like in the lawless countries that they are from. We, Americans have laws to prevent us for becoming like you! Abide by them or leave!

FQS9000
FQS9000

Why did the Congress pass such nasty immigration laws?  Because the unions did not want competition. All immigration laws should be repealed by Congress.  Anyone should be able to enter the US if they are not either wanted by the law or a felon. The current laws are a union/Democrap abomination.

JoeMamma
JoeMamma

Calling an illegal alien an undocumented worker, is like calling a drug dealer, and unlicensed pharmacist. illegal is illegal.  its time to secure the borders and kick out those that do not belong and cost us money. the only reason the Democrats don't want to do this, is they see them as voters for their cause.

George Fuller
George Fuller

Children are dual citizens.....their is no reason they can't stay with their parents......

George Fuller
George Fuller

It must be a slow news day........drag out another hearts and flowers story........

Morris Victor
Morris Victor

if this truly was about illegal immigration...there are many europeans who are here illegally..folk from india here illegally...china...japan..russia..where is the backlash against them?...ohhh...not brown..nevermind...

Jay
Jay

As someone who is Brown (Chilean) and a legal US citizen, I personally think we havent done enough to stop Illegals. I would gladly show my papers, what do I have to worry about? Really pisses me off when the liberal media tries to make it a racism thing when it is about national security and providing more opportunities for employment for legal citizens.  

Susan
Susan

The war on Mexicans isn't a war on Mexicans; rather, it is a war against illegal aliens, no matter where they snuck into this country from.  Why shouldn't they (anyone whose identity is in doubt) be asked for documentation that they belong in this country?  When we go to the library, bank, motor vehicle office, supermarket, etc., we are asked for identification and we show it, without feeling we are being discriminated against.  We don't need the Supreme Court to rule on whether it's right or wrong - it's for everyone's protection.  If you can't prove you are an American citizen, then you should be deported back where you are a citizen.

 
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