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El Paso deemed the "New America" by Florida columnist

Updated: Monday, August 11 2014, 05:38 AM MDT
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By: Chrisdyann Uribe
EL PASO, Texas - The Sun City caught the eye of a columnist in Florida and made its mark after he wrote about the Borderland deeming it the "New America."
Most Americans in the rest of the country have a different idea of what is happening in El Paso as far as the migrant crisis according to Rick Brunson, an instructor and columnist at the University of Central Florida.
"The reality of El Paso is very different," Brunson said,
When he came to visit El Paso in June, he was so moved by the city, he wrote an article talking about how classy the Borderland is despite the ongoing immigration crisis,
"It's like I didn't even see the same debate. I didn't see any angry people. I didn't see banging on buses. I didn't see any people protesting," Brunson said.
El Paso is one of the cities which continues to get waves of immigrants coming in yet remains "classy" about the crisis.
"I didn't see the antagonism that you would expected in a town that is directly impacted by immigration on a daily basis," Brunson said.
Brunson said El Paso is very progressive and is setting a great example for the rest of the country.
"I saw the 'New America' in a very old city like El Paso," Brunson said.
The change doesn't just happen through our leaders but can begin within the community.
"The people that I met there were very warm and hospitable people. They were very kind people and very progressive people," Brunson said.
The difference in languages doesn't stop El Pasoans from communicating with each other.
"People fluently move back and forth between English and Spanish and it wasn't an issue," Brunson said,
The city continues to live up to its title as the safest city in the nation.
"I never felt unsafe or I never felt threatened in anyway," Brunson said
Read Brunson's article about El Paso.
El Paso deemed the "New America" by Florida columnist
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