Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Millions More Undocumented, Billions More In Border Security And One Question Left Unasked

Millions More Undocumented, Billions More In Border Security And One Question Left Unasked

I find it astonishing that not one Washington politician or one immigration activist raises the single most important question concerning over 60% of the undocumented in the US.    

I have not heard any of them ask once or even suggest that they include in their reform discussions why the (Mexican) undocumented come here.

Is why they are coming not important to solving the problem?

Washington's NAFTA exacerbates poverty in Mexico which exacerbates Mexican illegal immigration, yet Immigration Reform Politicians say nothing of this during their reform discussions?

Name one business corporation in the US besides the US government who would choose to disregard a subject that constitutes 60% of a problem they that are attempting to resolve.   

The Senate with their S. 744: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act wants funding of  $46,300,000,000 for the main categories of  border security, immigrant visas, interior enforcement, non-immigrant visa reform, jobs for youth,

Not one single penny or one single work devoted to the question of why illegal immigration is happening to the US.

One could assume that the question of "why" illegal immigration happens does not matter to our reform politician since the billions of "border security" dollars asked for now will  theoretically solve the problem. 

Yet prior increases in border security (1986 Amnesty and 1994 Operation Gatekeeper) and record Obama deportations have given American taxpayers no indications that this go-round of border security tax dollars will effectively solve illegal immigration.

I think the truth is that the elite who run Washington do not want illegal immigration solved any more than they want the war against drugs or military wars solved.

They can't seem to fix the either problem but they are sure getting rich trying.

In addition to non-effective border and drug controls, someone in the two countries lite share 1.25 billion dollars a day in cross border trade.  Mexico is our number two source of oil and our number three NAFTA trading partner.  Mexico has signed on to the very questionable Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement. How many US car companies have plants in Mexico?  How many US border electronic and clothing factories are there in Mexico?  The US invests more money in Mexico than any other country invests in Mexico.  Hell Wal-Mart is the number one retail store in Mexico and more US corn is sold in Mexico than Mexican corn.

So US taxpayers will continue to suffer the consequences of illegal immigration and Washington's amnesties/reforms.  The everyday citizens are the ones who will stand in the over-crowded hospital emergency rooms and school rooms, not the politicians.  The everyday citizens are the ones who will continue to lose jobs to the undocumented, not Washington's politicians.  The everyday citizens are the ones who will see their hometown demographics turn for the worse while politicians live way above all that. 

For the undocumented to come they will continue to have to leave their homes and families and face the dangers of crossing the border.  More will die as crossing the border will become increasingly more difficult - but not impossible.  It will never be impossible.

If Washington gets its immigration reforming way this current group of 11.2 million will sell their laboring souls for 13 years of labor peonage for a chance at US citizenship.  Legalizing this group will again be the impetus for the next wave of millions more who will without a doubt come.


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