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The first argument against, which most will not admit, is you really don't like the idea so many 'Latinos' becoming American.
And for well over 150 years this continues - Americans seem to like Mexicans as long as they can be controlled as second class citizens
of the United States - to work as domestic servants and do back breaking work picking vegetables on farms.
Do we really want to keep waisting money to keep Mexicans as second class people?
originally posted by: bender151
a reply to: CriticalStinker
Bigger problems like trans bathrooms? Old offensive monuments? Safe spaces at schools? Pick a crazy lane.
originally posted by: lightedhype
Honestly? Where the United States of America went wrong was back in 1848 when we stopped at the current border.
Had we conquered down to present day Colombia back then, we all would be in a much better place right now.
Americans that is. North, South, and Central~ America's populations included. You can deny it but it is true. 'Mexico' would be absolutely prospering by now. Combined with Canada as Ally would be a helluva force.
Present day South America would benefit solely from being closer to our border just as Mexico has.
And then the land border would only need be 30 miles across.
AND Illicit transports by ocean would have a huge distance to cover. With ports and islands monitored, I imagine it'd be extremely difficult, because boats need fuel and such. It'd add a hell of a lot time opportunity to get caught that's for sure.
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
1/3 of Mexico's population lives in the US now.
I think the OP is on to something.
Why close the border now?
The cow is out of the barn and over the hill several towns.