posted on May, 21 2010 @ 12:37 AM
If we secured our border and really started going after businesses who hire them, these people wouldn't be dragging their children through one of the
harshest environments in the world, to die. If we were such Nazis down here, we wouldn't be spending tax money and dispatching rescuers to try and
save them. We care about them as human beings, regardless how often truly
racist idiots try and make us the ONLY country in the world that is
somehow considered fascist for actually enforcing our immigration laws. As nice as it would be to have the resources to absorb everybody who wanted to
come here, it's not possible. We're over extended as it is.
Not only do we need to secure our borders, but we could also bring the criminal cartels and human smugglers to their knees in very short order by
legalizing marijuana. Only the most hard headed fools will say it's worse than alcohol or tobacco. It makes up at least 70% of the cartels' income
which would cause them to kill each other for the last 30% of money and power, and that would free up manpower and jail space for real criminals. Not
to mention the benefits of regulating and taxing it, and the economic growth keeping ALL that money here in the USA would bring.
Approaching it from all angles would have a much better chance of success. Once the bleeding has stopped, we could consider guest worker programs in
which migrant workers could all get a chance to work here for a period of time and make a decent taxable wage doing "the jobs Americans don't
want". The only problem would mean those at the top would have to pay a little more for labor and obey work laws, which we all know they don't like
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[edit on 21-5-2010 by 27jd]