Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Washington's Immigration Reform Game Is Rigged

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Washington's Immigration Reform Game Is Rigged

Do you find it interesting that the world's strongest military power can move tens of thousands of troops anywhere in the world on a moment's notice but can't fix its own immigration system?

We have been bamboozled.  By we I mean American taxpayers and all people for and against immigration reform. 

We have been led to believe that Washington can and will secure the border.  The truth is that they won't secure it in such a way that illegal immigration and illegal drugs are effectively controlled.  Why?  Because there is simply too much money being made and too many jobs dependent upon the 40+ year long illegal immigration and illegal drug "wars" - not workable fixes.  In addition NAFTA has tied our US economy so close to Mexico's that Washington will do nothing to offend their corrupt, cartel-run trading partner to the South. 

Anyone who thinks that America's large agricultural, food processing, hotel/motel, and construction industries are not dependent upon undocumented laborers is wrong.  Anyone who thinks Washington is serious about stopping undocumented laborers from coming to the US is wrong too. 

Sure they will beef up the border and make it more difficult for people to cross.  Yet that only separates the strongest and fastest from the rest.  The undocumented will continue to make it through, and some will die trying.

Illegal immigration is a self-made problem because Washington's own trade policies not only continue but exacerbate the disparity in wealth in the undocumenteds' home countries.  Meanwhile, US taxpayers suffer the continued costs and consequences:  billions for border security that does not reduce the long hospital emergency room lines, losses of jobs, and unfair demographic changes to US towns. 

The game is rigged and the US taxpayers are thrown under the immigration bus by their own politicians.



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