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As if it weren’t bad enough that the U.S. spends exorbitant amounts of taxpayer funds to support illegal immigrants in this country, it’s allocating north of a million dollars to help the Mexican government combat employment discrimination in Mexico.
Is there no end to the madness? Each year Americans are forced to pay tens of billions of dollars to educate, feed, house, incarcerate and medically treat illegal aliens—most of them from Mexico—in the U.S. and now we’re sending cash south of the border for a cause that’s hardly ours to fund. Uncle Sam will dole out around $1.4 million to help Mexico enforce a two-year-old federal labor law that’s supposed to protect workers, but the Latin American country evidently doesn’t have the resources to enforce it. ......
It may seem bizarre that our Labor Department prioritizes issues in a foreign country, but this has been going on for years and the allocations for causes abroad have increased tremendously under President Obama. In fact, at the start of 2013 Judicial Watch reported that in the last few weeks of 2012 the DOL dedicated nearly $40 million to global initiatives unlikely to help workers in this country. They included efforts to strengthen unions and combat child labor in African, central and South American countries. About one-fourth of the money went to combat the labor abuse of “vulnerable groups” in Ecuador and Panama, specifically Afro-descendant, indigenous and migrant populations.
GREAT NEWS: Department of Labor Allocated $1.4 Million to Fight Discrimination... In Mexico
Besides improving enforcement, the objective is to increase employer participation and improve worker understanding of the discrimination laws.