In response: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/07/senate-immigration-bill-homeland-security_n_3230206.html?&ir=Latino%20Voices&utm_hp_ref=latino-voices
Our "leaders" are scrambling like bandits to capitalize on immigration "reform". Yet few advocate for the US taxpayers who will suffer the overwhelming brunt of their reform's actual costs and consequences.
Doesn't this reform setup smell vaguely familiar?
Reagan's Amnesty and Clinton's NAFTA - both of which promised the end of illegal immigration - in fact increased the number of undocumented in the US from some the 3 million it was in the 1990's to the 11 or 12 million it is today.
As far as Mexico is concerned, the two previous fiascos show that reform is nothing more than bi-national profit being put above the lives and welfare of US citizens and the Mexican undocumented laborers. "Reform" ensures that the elite will continue to profit off of the backs of the Mexican undocumented while US taxpayers suffer the continual over-crowding of emergency rooms, school rooms, and losses of jobs.
Why does Washington refuse to address the connection of the extreme greed, poverty, corruption and drug violence of our third largest trading partner (and numbero uno undocumented contributor) as factors in illegal immigration?.
These profiteers will never secure the border in such a way that it interferes with their 1.25 billion dollars a day of cross border trade, second largest source of oil, and the lucrative foreign investments in Mexico.
Build all of the fences you want and saturate the skies with a million drones - nothing will stop hungry people from finding their way into the US. And if the insidious truth were to be told, the US elite does not want the undocumented to stop coming. It is very similar to profit from illegal drugs. There is simply too much money to be made in keeping labor and drugs illegal.