Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Immigration Reform: Create A Problem, Profitize It, and Perpetuate It

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Immigration Reform:  Create A Problem, Profitize It, and Perpetuate It

"It is time for House Republicans to put politics aside and join Democrats to fix our broken immigration system and make the economy stronger".

Legalizing 11.2 million undocumented and pouring billions more into Washington's Crony Border Security Industrial Complex does not fix "our broken immigration system" it guarantees its perpetuation.

It also guarantees that millions of Americans will continue to put up with overcrowded emergency rooms, losses of jobs, and unfair demographic changes to their home towns.

Why? Washington can not stop hungry people from crossing our border. In fact, Washington does not want to stop those hungry laborers from crossing our border. At least not all of them. Because Washington's cronies simultaneously profit off of the backs of those laborers and their industries contracted to pretend to stop them too.

Rather ingenious, no? Create a problem, profitize it, and perpetuate it.

Washington's Bill Clinton installed NAFTA which has helped create poverty in Mexico and record amounts of undocumented in the US. Mexico's continual poverty guarantees continual illegal immigration (labor for the US elite and remittances for Mexican elite). Continual illegal immigration guarantees continual political battles for the US Latino vote and the continual legalizations of the undocumented.

This whole process guarantees continual profits for crony border security corporations and privatized prisons. It guarantees a never ending supply of people looking for better lives. All of which US taxpayers fund while suffering the consequences of the present and future generations of undocumented making it across our border.

Of course the doubling the size of the US Border Patrol and the costly addition of new drones, new Blackhawk helicopters, new surveillance technology and escalating record deportations will only cause more border deaths than before while ensuring the survival of the fittest undocumented. However all of this will not stop people from coming.

This highly profitable, non-effective system is very similar to Washington's 40+ year long war on drugs. The profit is not in the solving of the problem; it is in the creation and continuance of the problem.

Ultimately illegal immigration into the US is caused by home country poverty. Yet our Washington immigration reform profiteers refuse to address that issue. Could it be that the 1.25 billion dollars a day in cross border Mexican/US trade is more important to them than several million undocumented people?

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