Saturday, May 18, 2013

Immigration (Legal and Not) Is Only About Money

Immigration (legal and not) is only about money i.e. profit for the corporate elite at the expense of US taxpayers and the lives of the undocumented.  

Who has paid for decades of failed immigration enforcement? Who loses jobs to the undocumented who work under the table or use false documents? Who sends remittances back home because their home-country elite financially rape their own citizens? Who profits from cheap undocumented labor? Who profits from immigration prisons? Who profits from the border security industry that by design will never effectively stop hungry people from crossing into the US? Who gains political profit by pandering to the Latino vote for immigration reform? Who shares 1.25 billion dollars a day in cross border trade? Who receives millions in aid and drug war funding? Who buys whose oil? Whose banks launder whose billions in cartel profits? Who profits when illegal firearms are smuggled south? Who profits by force-feeding immigration reform that does not work for the common good of US taxpayers? Who "exports" their laborers to the US because of the mutual economic policies that only benefit the US and the undocumented's home-country elite? Who will not address Mexican poverty as the ultimate cause of over 50% of our undocumented population? Which two counties put 1.25 billion dollars a day in bi-national trade above the welfare and even the lives of their own citizens? How much does the US dependency on oil contribute to our government ignoring Mexican poverty as the cause of our illegal immigration from Mexico? Whose citizens continue to let Washington get away these immigration reform scams despite evidence that previous attempts have failed?

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