Illegal immigration is our fault

May 8th, 2006

I’m not sure why the press is collaberating with vote-greedy politicians to try to shove illegal immigration down our throats (or up our borders), discount cialis and but the assault continued this morning on National Public Radio.

I just heard a report that blames illegal immigration on us.

You see the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is putting Mexican agriculture out of business because barefoot peasents can’t compete with American agribusiness. (Like this was unexpected. Or an avoidable tragedy. Fourth Century agricultural practices CAN’T compete with 22nd century technology. I guess the reporters felt like it was sad that subsistance farming doesn’t pay better.)

And because the farmers aren’t as “prosperous” as they use to be (I don’t remember them ever being prosperous, but I probably wasn’t paying attention), all the Mexicans that NAFTA made poor had to head north to survive.

What’s amazing about this perspective to me is it doesn’t explain all the illegal immigrants who we had to give amnesty to MORE THAN 20 YEARS AGO.

I thought NAFTA was passed in the 1990s. Not the 1890s.

Also, I got to hear the “exploit” word, today.

A young woman in Mexico was talking about how she was thinking about going north because all her friends were going and then coming back with new “clothes and cars.”

About ten seconds later she said immigration was Mexico’s fault because they liked getting rid of the poor and America’s fault because American’s were “exploiting” Mexican workers.

Poor people getting new clothes and cars certainly sounds like exploitation to me.

But this was a definite warning to American businesses who think they can play both sides of the line.

Right now, they think it’s smart to support illegal immigration because they can take advantage of the cheap labor.

But I’m telling you right now, you morons, the day after illegal immigrants become “guest workers,” the Democrats, the Unions, and the press are all going to get on your asses to start paying your cheap labor a “living wage.”

Mark my words, this won’t be the last time you hear the “exploitation” word in the next couple of years.

Entry Filed under: Observations,Politics

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. tee bee  |  May 9th, 2006 at 3:30 pm

    Can’t we just split the difference and say illegal immigration is your fault?

    You did say that woman was young, didn’t you? And you want her to make sense? So demanding…

    the day after illegal immigrants become ‚Äúguest workers,??? This is exactly the group that will shortly wake up and begin a vigorous anti-amnesty lobby. They’ll have to work hard to snatch all those new voters out of the hands of the Dems, though.

  • 2. Melinda Omdahl  |  May 9th, 2006 at 5:12 pm

    I heard this report too. And- I took away something a little different…

    We’ve gone from calling Illegal Immigrants “Undocumented” immigrants to just plain “immigrants”.

    Apparently that wasn’t good enough. Illegal immigrants are now being called Migrants. As if they were bird just free to come and go and perch any old place.

    I kid you not. MIGRANTS!

    What’s next? Citizens?!

  • 3. Melinda Omdahl  |  May 9th, 2006 at 5:16 pm

    One more note- this report took you inside of a rural school in Mexico. The teacher asked all the kids with one or both parents living in the “North” to raise their hands. 50% of the kids raised their hands.

    50%! And this was just one little rural school in Mexico!

    If we had this many people flocking (remember – Migrants) to Canada – don’t you think the US would do something to stop it — instead of promoting it?

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