Saturday, July 1, 2006


Reflections on the immigration debate here and in France
I've been an expat for many years and I take the view that it's the immigrants who should adapt to the local market/country they live in, not the other way round (the infamous la France, on l'aime ou on la quitte -- works for every place).

It doesn't mean that immigrants should relinquish their own culture or identity, but that they have to blend in. The frog in me gets upset by a lot of things in yankee-land, but I never loose sight of the fact that I'm the immigrant, and that the onus is on me to adapt. The day I can't take it anymore, I'll just move on.
photo LATimes

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