posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 01:02 PM
I have been sort of debating this issue on a thread about a US/Mexican wall. I just thought I would cut and paste a post I made there to throw my
opinion into the ring.
Let this sink in...YOU DONT MAKE ANY REAL MONEY. You cant bitch about these illegal immigrants stealing jobs or raping our economy because the amount
is so minute it makes no impact. It looks big on paper, but if you look at other numbers (like how our overall economy is distributed) you will see
that this is a silly argument.
There is also a lot to be said about why Mexico, or a majority of South America, has such an inflated economy. It is because of Western influence
(mostly American businesses) that have raped their economies by moving corporations there, paying squat, and investing nothing back. All of our
influence in Latin America has contributed to the ruin of their financial wellbeing. Read a book, and open your eyes to the real problem. US
imperialism is the only reason these people cannot enjoy a fair standard of living in their own countries. If this makes me sound commie, so be it.
Most of these countries are more rich in natural resources and tourist attractions that the US, yet their money is work s**t. Have you ever seen the
resources Brazil, or Mexico has to offer? Of course, because we have set up companies to exploit everything their land has to offer, and we paid them
enough wages to keep them happy, while none of the real money makes it back into their economies. It goes towards some CEO's new Benz, or a house in
We should embrace them, not turn them away. If comming here legally were easy, I am sure most would. We owe them a shot here, legal or not. The
medical care and schooling they are stealing should be human rights, not a matter of economics.
This being said, one of my best friends is Columbian and she has spent thousands of dollars and roughly 4 years trying to get legit citizenship.
Luckily she is here on a student visa so they arent trying to deport her, but my point is comming here "legally" is not as easy as us yanks think it
The sad part is most poor/middleclass americans wont work the jobs that a lot of mexican "illegals" take. At least not at the same wage. Is this
not capitalism is action?
Yet more proof that the almighty $ rules all, even morality.