a reply to: Sremmos80
It's called sarcasm.
The flow of illegal immigrants coming across the border could be slowed / stopped if the Mexican economy could catch up. An economically strong Mexico
is beneficial to the US and not a security threat. Even in the US you have people moving from one state to another region in the state or another
state altogether based on economic decisions.
Hell I have moved from one state to another for a higher / better paying jobs / benefits.
I have no issues with lawful immigration either. You want to come to the US you are more than welcome. All we ask is to consider yourself an
American and bring the best of your culture with you to add to the mix that is the United States. Coming to the US to "start over" only to bitch and
complain about the US culture while demanding others accept theirs is problematic.
Immigration only works when its a melting pot. Without that melting pot nothing meshes together, resulting in lumps here and there than can, at
times, ruin the entire thing.
With that said the state of the Mexican economy and its drug issues are interlinked with the US simply because of the market we represent and the
demand for illegal drugs in this country. However that issue is not entirely the fault of the United States. The Mexican government is also
responsible. When the Mexican government establishes an upper wage limit that can be paid to employees by foreign companies it creates an
Countries like Mexico via the governments have an interest in forcing low wages simply to attract foreign businesses to employ their citizens. Having
that type of control rarely ever allows the economic situation to improve and stabilize.
With that said the US has its own issues we need to fix and the influx of illegal immigrants and the US governments focus on them instead of US
citizens creates resentment, which further inflames the issue of illegal immigration.
Amnesty does not work. We know this because Regan did the very thing that is being debated in congress now. The goal was to end the influx and
instead it had the opposite effect. When the Federal government refuses to enforce federal immigration laws, when the federal government goes after
states who try to pass laws restricting the aid / assistance available to illegal immigrants, when new legislation authorizes special circumstances
for illegal immigrants while denying the same to the US citizens causes even more resentment.
With Obama and Holders failure to enforce laws we are now seeing violent criminals making their way into the US. You have the Mexican government
telling its citizens that illegally entering the US is not a crime, when in reality it is.
When the US government would rather help people who break the law from another country while ignoring their own domestic issues it creates very real
problems and resentment. Instead of the US people telling the US government to fix their rectal cranial inversion they are telling those who enter
illegally to leave.
To an extent I don't blame them. The number of times I have had to deal with Mexican nationals for driving while intoxicated, no valid operator
license, no car insurance, only to see those charges dismissed by the PA while the same does not occur for US citizens, justification for anger and
resentment are not hard to find.
A fix for illegal immigration must be comprehensive and it must take into account what the American people have issues with. it must address issues in
foreign countries that creates the environment where their nationals leave for another country.
For Mexico to file a diplomatic protest with the US because we were deporting Mexican nationals who were convicted of violent felonies back to Mexico
is asinine. The argument they used, that they don't want the crime in their country and don't have the means to deal with them just added that much
more acid into the wound.
Absent a comprehensive fix, I have no issues with deploying the military along the border to control the numbers coming into the US.
Before people want to take the US to task over its policies on immigration they should research Mexico's immigration laws first. Their laws are
draconian compared to US immigration laws. For Mexico to bitch about the US returning their nationals while they charge illegal immigrants coming in
from central America into Mexico with felonies punishable by up to 7 years in a Mexican prison is hypocrisy at its finest.
edit on 19-6-2014 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)