posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 07:47 PM
I just want to add a point of perspective here.
But before I do, I want to congratulate the OP on excellent policeman work (not police officer, there is a difference) anyway.
The point I ma making is that in Mexico you apply for status AFTER you arrive
I myself entered Mexico legally as a tourist, and changed my status once I was there. I now live there legally (I am british) by US standards this
method of entry by intention was Illegal, but in mexico, that's the way it is done
When I engaged with with my wife, we were looking at ways she could come to live in the UK. One of the points she raised was why don't I just come
there and we can apply once I am there.
It took several conversations to explain that you have to apply for status in YOUR HOME COUNTRY before traveling.
it finally sunk in.
So yes there are those criminal elements who will come to the US to so just that. but there are the millions of others who just want a chance at work
and a more lucrative life. I won't say better life, as life in Mexico is pretty full and enjoyable, family friends social etc etc. but the salaries
suck in a disproportionate way!
So for the most, honest, probably reasonably educated, but maybe they do believe that you can just arrive and get your status, this is the land of the
free after all!, but then reality sinks in, and for a people whos pride and face, is similar to that of the japanese! return in failure is not an
Education on immigration policy is maybe a good thing and cheaper than trying stop illegal immigration
Why not set up an office on the border towns. to process these people who want to come. If they are honest and just want work then fine. The people
that are left running the border you know are the ones who you really don't want in your country. And full agree that they should be deported.
But know that there are still millions more people who chose NOT to go to the US, but to stay and make a real go of Mexico. In in the major cities now
you should see the rate of development. it is almost like being in the US in everyway.
This discussion could go on forever, until the US finds and understand a real way of dealing with this issue.
Historically i cannot play the high horse card. if you arrived before 1910 you're OK, after that sorry we're full
I also understand in today NWO world you need to protect the society you have built from being overloaded, but are they overloading really?
I hear lots about Mexicans taking jobs away from tax paying americans. But in the main, and just like in the UK, are there really that many amercians
that would willingly take the jobs that the Illegals fullfil! I'm not so sure
Just as a final example. I met one guy in El Salvador, who was the maintenance planning supervisor for the major airline in the area. He quit his job
to go to the USA because he though he could make more money that way. Educated guy with a future, but this is the must have it NOW generation, the
generation that put us in the financial mess we are in. So instant gratification. Great if you are in a place that can provide, if you're not, then
you will do anything you can to get it, because you KNOW that you are just as good as the people north of the border. and that my friends is the
So yes I would be concerned about racial profiling, but that seems to be de rigeur at the moment. But it is the same in Latin America. I got scored by
some woman whos pamphlet I would not accept. She told me just to take it back to Beverley hills with me!! Beverly freaking hills!!! I'm from an
English industrial city for gods sake. So thanks yanks, you have singly made it more difficult for any white guy to travel in Latin America. but that
is THEIR racial profiling too!
What goes around come around
Man there is a lot to say on this subject!