Yesterday, a group of loyal, Tex Mex-loving FrontBurnervians went to Mi Cocina in Highland Park Village for lunch, only to find the doors closed. No staff. No comida. Their report:
We were really shocked to find the doors locked, but we were CRAVING Mexican food, so we went by Cantina Laredo–it was open. So was Fernando’s on Midway, and Rafa’s on Lovers. What’s up with Mi Cocina? We all spend so much money in there, we love the staff, we support them. So why punish us with a walkout? We are on the same side!
That’s what is fascinating about this immigration issue: here in Dallas, the Hispanic/Anglo cultures are integrated in many ways, and we do feel kinship. What’s more, this is not an “abstract” issue, it’s personal–we all know someone who is illegal or who has an illegal as a family member. They are real to us. And to a person, they are very anxious about the future.