Saturday, August 17, 2013

Angry and Ignorant Americans and The US Undocumented

Many angry posters and many US voters are a good three steps removed from understanding the real causes of illegal immigration.  They focus upon the "illegal alien invaders" as the cause and therefore the solution to the problem while knowing little if anything else about who and what really causes illegal immigration.

This position of anger and ignorance is exactly where the politicians of the rich want the majority of Americans to be.  How could "We The People" fix a problem that we really do not understand?

I am guilty too.  I worked as a US Border Patrol Agent and although I always knew something was "off" with the system, I really did not understand what it was until I spent eight years into my retirement studying not only illegal immigration but our war on drugs too.

Illegal immigration boils down to the US and the undocumenteds' home-country elite simultaneously creating and profiting off of home-country poverty and its ensuing US illegal immigration.  Cheap labor and its accompanying political capital are valuable to the rich.  So are the billions in US tax dollars used to enrich Washington's border security industrial complex.

Our 40 year long failed war on drugs is very similar.  The profit is in "fighting the war" not finding a workable solution.

As long as the majority of Americans and undocumented remain angry and ignorant the problem of illegal immigration will never be solved.  You need to understand NAFTA and the economies that bind the rich from both sides of the border.  You need to understand the institutionalization of corruption and narco-trafficking south of the border.  You need to understand how the US elite profit from decades of that status quo.      

Ask yourselves this:  Why do we seldom if ever hear any US politicians blame the corrupt government of Mexico for the part it plays in our illegal immigration?

Or - would the Mexican undocumented (62% of our undocumented) come or stay here if they could make comparable living wages working at home with their families?



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