Wednesday, July 3, 2013

They Have The Mexican Undocumented and US Taxpayers Coming and Going

In response:

Illegal immigration is one major subject of the 2013 immigration reform bill. 

Common sense dictates that the root cause of Illegal immigration ultimately is home-country poverty that pushes people into the US.

Immigration reform can't be separated from politics because the US and home-country governments simultaneously profit from the home-country poverty (that pushes the undocumented here), the undocumenteds' US labor and the inevitable, recurring US reform legislation (border security build-ups) that surfaces once they are here.     

Anyone who thinks that Washington's current immigration reform ideas are not part of this insidious cycle is wrong.

For example take Mexico and the billions in remittances that the Mexican undocumented (comprising 60% of US undocumented) annually pump back into the Mexican economy:
How can this not be anything but a sweet deal for the Mexican elite?  They maintain an economy that is to their own selfish best interests (1.25 billon a day in cross border trade with the US) yet pushes their own poor north.  Their undocumented boost said elite's economy by sending billions in remittances back home every year.

Now educate yourselves about Clinton's 1994 NAFTA and how it actually contributed to not only poverty in Mexico, but our single largest influx of undocumented into the US ever.

Do you not find all of this just a bit confusing?  Washington on one hand creates economic agreements that push record amounts of undocumented into the US yet has the nerve to ask for billions more dollars in border security funding?
Look how the US State Department raves about Washington's relations with Mexico.

Seems to me that Washington and Mexico have both the undocumented and US taxpayers coming and going.

The following three articles should get you critically thinking about Washington's relationship with the Mexican elite.  I am ashamed to say that it is insidiously about profit from illegal labor and illegal drugs.

It is for all of the above reasons that I reject Washington's current comprehensive immigration reform bill.  Washington's has promised to stop illegal immigration before (Reagan's 1986 Amnesty, Clinton's 1994 NAFTA, and Bush's 2003 DHS),  and failed while exacerbating the problem too.   At this point in my life I now wonder if this was all done by design. 

I have no reason to believe that this attempt will turn out differently than the others.  I have empathy for both the undocumented and US taxpayers.  They are the ones who suffer the most from this shameful cycle of abuse.   


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