More brain drain: From Hazleton to Baltimore

See? Now Hazleton Latinos are getting an open invitation to move to Baltimore.

I think we should invite all immigrants who feel unwelcome in Hazleton, Pa., to move to Baltimore, reclaim abandoned rowhouses and open up small businesses or go to work for employers here. Our Irish-American Democratic mayor has been far more welcoming than Hazleton’s Italian-American Republican mayor, who is playing the most cynical kind of politics — exploiting fears and prejudices to stir up the voters and make a name for himself in the national GOP.

PA’s loss would be Baltimore’s gain. And I’ll keep having Ensure cocktails with my seasoned-citizen neighbors.

Andy in H-burg