In response: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/15/greg-walden-immigration_n_4281788.html?utm_hp_ref=politics
Immigration Reform? ¡Mañana! Immigration Reform Involves Much More Than Reforming Immigration
In your "piecemeal approach" please take one big piece - Mexican illegal immigration - 62% of US undocumented - and address it.
I dare you. In fact, I double (fence) dare you.
If you tell the truth you will have to admit that Washington's own NAFTA created and creates increased Mexican illegal immigration and the increased border deaths that result from it.
You will have to unravel Washington's insidious economic ties with Mexico. We share 1.25 billion dollars a day in cross border trade yet a portion of their citizens need to come here illegally to work?
You guys profit off of record deportations and immigration imprisonments ($125.00 per person per day) yet want to give reformed-amnesty to 11.2 million people?
If I have my way you will have to address the US backed Mexican drug war that has been ongoing since 2006 and sacrificed some 120,000+ people to date too.
Mexico is supposedly our friendly neighbor (despite war zone fencing) and our number 3 trading partner. They also are our second highest source of oil and our largest source of undocumented people. Is trade why "their" drug war is ignored by Washington as a contributing source of their illegal immigration to the US?
Could the fact that Mexico is our second largest export market, second largest source of oil, and our third largest trading partner be why you in Washington overlook that Mexico is the largest source of our undocumented (62%)?
You want billions more taxpayer's dollars in order to pad your cronies' border security black hole, yet the amount of illegal drugs and undocumented people in the US are at all time highs (no pun indented)?
You guys dream up some insidiously convoluted scheme to bribe 11.2 million undocumented with a change at US citizenship in exchange for 13 years of labor peonage?
You are going to have to take on a whole lot more than immigration reform if you really want to reform immigration.