Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Immigration Reform Of Symptoms (And Not The Cause) Of Illegal Immigration Is Dead Wrong

In response:

The Immigration Reform Of Symptoms (And Not The Cause) Of Illegal Immigration Is Dead Wrong

As a retired US Border Patrol/INS/ICE Agent, I had 26 years of visceral experience of Washington's immigration enforcement policies.  I also bring another 9 years of self-education to this topic.

Today I describe Washington's system of enforcement of immigration laws as insidiously corrupt and profit/labor driven.  I describe Washington's attempts at immigration "reform" as insidiously corrupt and profit driven for the pilfering of billions of US taxpayers' tax dollars for Washington's crony "border security" industrial complex.

What is most disturbing to me is not only the failure of Washington but also of immigration reform advocates to address poverty as the root cause of illegal immigration. 

Washington reacts to illegal immigration with political propaganda, enforcement agendas and lobbyist-driven solutions to the symptoms of illegal immigration (primarily 11.2 million undocumented present in the US).

As with the example of the article above immigration reform advocates demand solutions to the immoral symptoms of illegal immigration (as in the prevention of a permanent subclass of human beings).          

I say both groups are selfishly misdirected.  Focusing upon fixing the horrific symptoms of illegal immigration without addressing poverty as their root cause compounds the injustices of the entire, profit-driven, reform driven system.

Washington's NAFTA and CAFTA trading policies have exacerbated the undocumenteds' home country poverty and US illegal immigration to the unprecedented levels that they are today.

Until these insidious practices are included and addressed within immigration reform legislation we will simply be repeating the past.

And The blood of the next wave of undocumented who suffer border deaths will be on both groups hands.    

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