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If the US government was to do it's job, and stop illegal immigration, close our porous borders, that would also greatly cut the international drug trade. But all those money laundering profits would dry up.
North Carolina became the number-one US destination for Veracruz’s displaced farmers. Many got jobs at Smithfield, and some, like Ortega and Ceja, helped lead the sixteen-year fight that finally brought in a union there. But they paid a high price. Asserting their rights also made them the targets of harsh immigration enforcement and a growing wave of hostility toward Mexicans in the American South.
The experience of Veracruz migrants reveals a close connection between US investment and trade deals in Mexico and the displacement and migration of its people. For nearly two decades, Smithfield has used NAFTA and the forces it unleashed to become the world’s largest packer and processor of hogs and pork. But the conditions in Veracruz that helped Smithfield make high profits plunged thousands of rural residents into poverty. Tens of thousands left Mexico, many eventually helping Smithfield’s bottom line once again by working for low wages on its US meatpacking lines. “The free trade agreement was the cause of our problems,” Ceja says.
Doesn't mean we the people should have to put up with some guy who chooses to illegally fly his countries flag over ours, in order to insult us, in one of our cities, in a commercial area.
Once you use your property to commit a crimes, you lose your property rights to that property.
reply to post by whyamIhere
So he says the barman was warned, do we know that?
Of course he can have his opinion, what he cant or shouldnt do is break the law of the land he claims to uphold.
I dont think being a fascist is something to be proud of but hey ho, each to their own.
So some people need to climb down off of their high horses.
Assume for the discussion the bar owner was warned.
Does it change anything in your opinion?
Ive said it for years, if people really have a problem with illegal immigration, they should be looking at corporations, not the immigrants themselves.
reply to post by Spiramirabilis
So you support slavery and the exploitation of people trying to escape the abuses of third world nations?
No, the problem is not that simple, the other side is to go after the employers, and come down hard on those who abuse the situation.
Insert cheap shot of your choice.
The illegal immigration problem is one of exploitation.
Ending illegal immigration needs to be accomplished first.
The Vets name is Jim Broussard.
I have invited him to join this discussion.
Here is his website.
Also we have been warned by a Mod.
Take this seriously please (including myself).