Originally posted by SpittinCobra
What about trade? We stop that too....
The only trade it would prevent would be illegal trade -- in drugs and weapons, and sex slaves (unfortunately, yes, there are real cases of this). The
legal trading of goods would continue as usual. Sounds good to me!
I think the problem is even worse than many realize; there are over 10 million
people illegally in the U.S. right now, and over 70% of them are
from Mexico (over 90% of them are from Latin America in general; I think the reason for these numbers is obvious -- the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
prevent mass illegal immigration from Asia, Europe, and Africa, while the U.S. has a land border with Mexico, and thus, Latin America). And the
numbers keep going up. Unlike legal immigrants, illegals here in the U.S. (I don't even like using the term "immigrants" to describe them because
they're breaking the law just by being here; it does a disservice to those who immigrate here legally) have no intention of becoming a part of the
U.S. in either language or culture. In fact, many are openly hostile to the U.S., as people living in southern California can testify.
The "La Raza" ('the race' in Spanish) is a racist movement that has been gaining momentum. It is to Hispanics what the KKK are to white Americans
and the Black Panthers are to black Americans (hate is hate, no matter the source). And worse, within that movement is another movement -- the
"Aztlan" movement. They say on their own websites (sometimes in Spanish, sometimes in English) that they hate whites and blacks, Jews, "European
society" in general, call themselves the "chosen race," and want nothing less than to give the southwestern U.S. back to Mexico. "Aztlan" is
based on lies (history is easy when you make it up) and literally demands that the southwestern U.S. (TX, NM, AZ, CA, UT, CO) be "given back" to
Mexico a la the 1845-1848 Mexican-American War.
(just a few sample web sites of many)
I fear that, as the "Aztlan" movement grows, it's only going to be a matter of time before the extremists start resorting to desperate tactics,
like terrorism, to force their ideas out in the open. The U.S. will then have a situation simliar to the Basques in Spain, or Northern Ireland, as a
couple of random examples.
Most people don't realize how serious the situation is. Remember, there are 10 million illegals in the U.S. -- to put that in perspective, there are
18 million New Yorkers, 20 million Texans, and 35 million Californians... Also, 43 of the 50 States have less than 10 million people.
be the spark that will start a mini-revolution of sorts that will make the horrific riots of the 1960's look tame in comparison?
The U.S.-Mexico border needs to have a huge wall built across it -- even the Rio Grande part -- now. The only way in or out should be through legal
ports of entry. The U.S. Border Patrol also needs to be increased by a factor of 10 (in resources, manpower, everything). While this problem doesn't
exist at the U.S.-Canada border, that border needs to be closely monitored as well...
[edit on 8/2/2004 by ThunderCloud]