Andres Oppenheimer claims that France and other countries that granted undocumented immigrants permanent residency without citizenship have created a huge underclass of foreigners who haven’t blended into society, increasing social tensions and leading to bloody street riots.
He neglects to say in the Feb. 13 article, Marco Rubio’s problem wasn’t the water, that those undocumented immigrants are predominately Muslim.
These immigrants haven’t blended into society because France and other countries have bent over backwards to accommodate the culture of the immigrants at the expense of their own.
In demeaning their own culture, these countries have failed to give the immigrants a cultural identity other than radical Islam. Drawing a parallel to our immigration problem is somewhat disingenuous.
Lois McGeachy, Miami