Thursday, June 27, 2013

Connect the Immigration Reform Dots

In response:

Economically speaking, what do Mexican illegal drugs and Mexican illegal laborers have in common? Are they not both economic commodities (albeit illegal) that are in demand and smuggled into the US from Mexico for illegal use and profit?

Have both illegal commodities gone through Washington reform or dismantling type programs in the past? 

Tell me just how much good Washington's 1971 continuing war on drugs has done to stop our problems with illegal drugs? How about Reagan's 1986 Amnesty border build up? Wasn't it touted (as this 2013 bill is too)  as the  means to the end of illegal immigration?  Wasn't Clinton's NAFTA of 1994 also pitched as the end too?  

Our drug war has cost US taxpayers one trillion dollars and given the USA the distinction of having the highest per capita prison population in the world. Of course illegal drugs are more potent and more available today than ever before.

Reagan's Amnesty and Clinton's NAFTA almost quadrupled the number of undocumented in the US.  Amnesty legalized almost 3 million while we jump to the 11 million or more that we are "reforming" today.

By the way, where does the majority of our illegal drugs and illegal people come from?   60% of our undocumented are Mexicans.  As far as the illegal drugs, who knows?  Yet I don't think anyone would disagree that the majority of illegal drugs (Cocaine, Meth, Heroin, and Pot) come from Mexico.

I could attempt to draw suspicious similarities to how the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have actually increased the terrorism that we were told they would stop.  Yet that would get me going about the supposed reform of banking, the environment, poverty, gun control, and education programs (just to name a few);  one thing at a time.     

I think it is very important to cut through the immigration reform propaganda and twisted statistics and ask this simple question that has two parts:  

Who continually profits and who continually pays as a result of our never-ending, ineffectual control of Mexican illegal immigration? 

We have to connect the dots because these Washington reformers won't.

Pardon my Spanish, but Immigration reform is more of the same "caca" repackaged to give us some type of hope that these profiteers will get their illegal immigration "caca" together.

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