Sunday, July 21, 2013

Immigration Reform: Washington Creates Poverty To Grab Profit From Taxpayers

As a retired 26 year veteran of the US Border Patrol/INS/ICE, and now an anti-drug war/pro migrants rights activist, I am disappointed to say that I am against the current immigration reform being tossed around in Washington today.  We have had increasingly serious problems with illegal immigration and non-effective agricultural worker programs since the touted cure-all to both  (Reagan's 1986 Amnesty) miserably failed.

This current "comprehensive" reform approach is an insidious attempt to avoid the "A "word (amnesty) while creating a sub-class of 11.2 million people being held for 10 years of labor peonage in exchange for a possible green card and US citizenship.

Meanwhile Washington's entire border security complex is frothing at the mouth in anticipation of their very lucrative tax payer funded security contracts.  Such much for the sequestration.

The proposed legislation will again fail to fix our illegal immigration and agricultural worker problems.   Simply put -  they make more profit with their so-called  "fixes" (another amnesty/billions more in border security) than they would actually solving the problems.   Ask yourselves this:  is BIG AGRICULTURE really interested in a legal work force which would require minimum wages and standard working conditions?

This is very similar to out 40 year long drug war.   Lots of profit and propaganda with no real intended solutions.

Washington co-creates profitable NAFTA and CAFTA caused illegal immigration while their cronies profit from disingenuous "fixes" to those same problems.   Meanwhile - the undocumented and US taxpayers suffer their abusive costs and consequences.  

Combined we can solve the problems of this Washington created poverty for tax payer profit.

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