posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 04:07 PM
Originally posted by Low Orbit
Yea good call, give 'em all jobs making less than minimum wage in the US and they'll be a lot better off!
Never said that
Have you ever watched Mexican's watch a national soccer match, they are patriotic, and most do not want to be part of the US.
I would never look at a soccer game and come to any conclusion of nationalism.
Your simple solutions to this problem do not touch upon the core issues of illegal immigration instead you have chosen to become indifferent to
it's causes and thus feel isolated and helpless on the issue.
Annexing Mexico would not be a simple solution, I am sure that the corrupt government would put up quite the fight. Any helplessness I feel is
strictly related to our governments inaction to something that has been a reported problem for 30+ years. Our government has been playing kickball
for a long time on this issue. Do you honestly think that something will happen now?
American businesses should be helping to solve the issues of poverty in Mexico and other countries in which it has employees
They should be accountable for the welfare of such employees.
Since when does a business have responsibility to look after the welfare of employees, other than paying a fair market wage?
American companies should look at foreign operations as an opportunity to be ambassadors of American values instead of the current approach
which perpetuates poverty which is one of the core causes of illegal immigration.
Any company's goal is to make money, it is strictly a financial decision, to think that these companies have to weigh their decisions more toward
moral and not financial would certainly end in the demise of said company.
I often think back to the parable about give a man a fish and feed him for a day or teach a man to fish and feed him for life. The jobs that
come from all of these illegal employers are fish, when without the extra competition(illegal labor) these jobs become the equivalent of fishing
poles. An example of this is construction jobs in California. Before illegals were allowed "open" access to them they use to pay well and one
could make a descent living off of them. Now they pay much less and don't offer benefits, o and if you don't speak spanish don't even bother
applying with most places.
If you annex Mexico, you would see a change to this situation, obviously anti-immigration efforts thus far have not made a substantial effect on this
Finally, this is another reason why I prefer Jeffersonian politics over Federalism. Maybe illegal immigration is different in California from
that of Virginia. Like anyone in Virginia could understand the problem of illegal immigration in California and why should they! That's why a
Californian shouldnt vote on the illegal immigration problem of Virginia just like a Virginian shouldn't vote for a Californian's. Who knows maybe
Virginia needs more illegals, all I am saying is that California is packed.
Virginia has it's fair share of illegals and to say otherwise is simply unfounded.