Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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When having a “funny accent” can get you deported it's no laughing matter

Since Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney defended himself by asking whether he should check the immigration status of anyone speaking with a “funny accent,” I’ve been taking my passport with me whenever I go out, even to the bodega around the corner.See, I’m one of those American citizens who speaks with a “funny accent.” No, I didn’t grow up in Brooklyn, New Orleans or Dallas. Although people from those places, and many others, do speak with an accent, it’s never called “funny.”

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