The Author of Mexifornia is first, a clear and wonderful writer. He is a born and bred Californian who lives in the house his immigrant great grandmother built. They were immigrants from Sweden. The guy has no political motivation just an honest assessment of the situation from someone who grew up in the midst of a Hispanic community in the '60s and is very qualified to discuss the issue facing the state and nation. I couldn't say enough about this book. Very balanced, very first person is descriptive as to how things have changed and why. Wish out arrogant, self-serving and humble and proud of it politicians would read it. They would learn some things that are very important before it is too late.