Pedro Gonzalez

About Pedro Gonzalez

Pedro Gonzalez is assistant editor of American Greatness and a Mount Vernon Fellow of the Center for American Greatness.

Breaking Point

Late last year, while the caravan was still making headlines, my mother and I watched as a Mexican journalist interviewed a Latin American migrant. When asked why she was headed to the United States, she replied matter-of-factly, “Porque necesito pañales.” That is, “because I need diapers.” At a time when America has been

By |2019-03-14T11:37:12-07:00March 14th, 2019|

Gated City Upon a Hill

In New York City you will find about a quarter-million African-born immigrants, most of whom trace their origins to Ghana. Though they are far from birth home, many still consider themselves part of Ghana’s Ashanti ethnic group and are card-carrying members of the Asanteman Association of the USA. The motto of which, Kum

By |2019-03-01T21:33:16-07:00March 1st, 2019|

No Amnesty For the Wall

On the nightstand beside my father’s bed there used to be a clipping from the local paper, a column that featured a photograph of a few small smiling children in a row holding awards. Among them was my older sister, who had won a small-town spelling bee. Though my father never learned to

By |2019-01-28T17:11:51-07:00January 27th, 2019|

Who Owns America?

Anywhere from 11 million to 22 million illegal aliens reside in the United States today. The most recent research suggests that the higher number is closest to the correct figure. In and of itself, that is a crisis. New arrivals—legal and illegal—come to America all the time. Two-thirds of these, Steven W. Mosher

By |2019-01-25T12:38:06-07:00January 25th, 2019|

Why Ocasio-Cortez Can’t Be Wrong

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and other boosters of the latest redistributive fads might want to consider a parable from the ancient political philosopher Xenophon before getting carried away in their self-righteous assumptions. There are two boys, one big and one small. The big one has a small coat, the small one has

By |2019-01-11T21:02:41-07:00January 12th, 2019|

Immigration Is Making U.S. Poorer and Dirtier

Pacific Life Insurance, among others, has pulled its advertisements from Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show following his observation that mass immigration is making America “poorer and dirtier.” "As a company," read the Pacific Life press release, "we strongly disagree with Mr. Carlson's statements." Whether one agrees with the truth of a thing, strongly

By |2018-12-20T08:57:08-07:00December 19th, 2018|

The Best Argument Yet for Keeping the Caravan Out

At the Huffington Post, columnist Antonio De Loera-Brust loudly identifies as a “first-generation Mexican-American filmmaker, writer, and son of Mexican immigrants.” Because of that, we’re told, he is entitled to pronounce the use of tear gas at the border on would-be invaders as an injustice of the highest order. This sort of special

By |2018-12-03T19:15:36-07:00December 2nd, 2018|