Fireworks in red, white, blue and green are on tap Tuesday night as Southern California's own Gustavo Arellano, a Mexican immigration historian known for his “¡Ask a Mexican!” column at sister paper OC Weekly, will take on notorious illegal-immigrant basher Tom Tancredo in a debate live from Colorado to be streamed right here.

Tancredo is a former congressman who just lost his bid to become governor of Colorado. He's also one of the nation's most vocal opponents of illegal immigration.

It's book-smarts against knuckle-dragging nativism in this debate for all time. Watch it live (video stream after the jump) at 6:30 p.m. Pacific time.

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