Helping Hispanics acclimate is the smartest, most ethical, and most economically advantageous strategy. I wish more people would figure that out. Odds are good your grandparents or great-grandparents took a boat to get to the US too.
He hopes to bring in several Hispanic Rays for a postseason visit and wants to host a showing of the movie It’s a Wonderful Life and stage a Thanksmas meal event. With the help of his wife, Jaye, and other relatives who still live in Hazleton, he hopes to find funding for the purchase of a community center, where Hispanic kids could gather after school to stay out of trouble and adults can take English classes.
“Let’s take advantage of these good people and help them assimilate into the community because otherwise the city is going to go away as far as I can tell,” he said. “It’s going to be a very lackluster place to live and not attract anything dynamic. I think these people have a chance to make it a dynamic area.”