Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The wife of Denver’s Mayor discusses immigration and Tom Tancredo

Helen Thorpe, critically acclaimed author and the wife of Denver Mayor and gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper, did her best to steer away from politics when she addressed the Lakewood chapter of the American Association of University Women last Thursday. She almost pulled it off.

Her book Just Like Us chronicles the lives of four girls of Mexican heritage growing up in Denver.

She includes interviews with former Congressman Tom Tancredo in the book, and recounts spending time riding around town in a car with him. She also includes a chapter where the girls attend a speech he gave at the DU campus. Tancredo is now running for governor on the American Constitution Party ticket against Thorpe’s husband, Hickenlooper.

“I thought it was really important to include Tom. He represents a view that is totally opposite of the view these girls have. He speaks for people who feel their wages have been adversely affected by the illegal immigration of people who are willing to work for less money.

“I agree with him that there are many people in this country whose wages have been affected. It is hard to have an honest conversation about immigration if you don’t acknowledge that.    More -

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