posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 04:45 PM
Okay Crakeur, I see where I misunderstood the meaning of the article. I was seeing "catch and release" as releasing them back into Mexico, and not
releasing anyone that is not Mexican immediately. But my points still stand.
I am fully aware of how much our current economy, be it agribusiness, the restaraunt industry, domestic service industry, janitorial industry, etc,
rely on the cheap labor of illegal immigrants. I'm also aware there is no easy fix to the problem, but ignoring it all together is a sad excuse to
fixing the problem. It seems to be a don't ask, don't tell policy like homosexuality is in the military, but that's a whole other bag of worms and
not on topic here. *ahem*
I'm all for efforts to legalize the current immigrant workforce, since it seems the only viable option to keep everyone happy. Especially the elite
who benefit most from the cheap labor. Let's get them registered and legal with a social security number so they don't have to use mine anymore and
so they can be taxed, and lets set wage standards for them that all sides can be happy with. Let's make it easier for those entering the country to
get work permits so they don't have to sneak across the border through treacherous deserts and raging rivers. Whatever the case, let's stop
ignoring the problem and do something that creates a win-win situation for both sides.
The "mujados" are people too, no need for draconian measures DirtyDevil, how trollish of you to say so though. And whaaa I agree, nothing more than
lip service, as we've heard it all before. G.W.B. even agrees that no American wants these jobs anyways, so might as well let the illegals keep
them. *bleh* Getting sick now, thanks for your time.