Why is This so Hard?May 16th, 2006
If you are currently in the country illegally, get back over the border and cross the right way. Instant green card. Don't do this, we have laws to deal with that.
However we need to deal not just with the immigrants, but with the employers. Ever notice that the powers that be, currently the Republican administration, never proposes a law to punish those the hire illegals? States have been doing this however. You think that people with that much money would understand supply and demand. However I don't propose that they do not. I think they understand it very well.
My cynical point of view? I believe the laws are st up to allow the employer to hire the illegal immigrants on a don't ask don't tell basis, but to punish that same illegal immigrant if they get caught. Just the illegal however, not the employer that lured them over here with a job. They get to cry crocodile tears about how awful it is they are being taken this way, and the self same powers that be can use the illegal immigrants as a convenient boogyman whenever real issues they do not wish to face are in the news.
I'll say it agian, open the border. What advantages would this have?
Open the border. If this causes wages in Mexico to go up, that is a good thing. If it destroys the people smuggling business, that is a good thing. If it makes it no longer economical or safe to hire people at slave wages, that is a good thing. If it dissolves the differences between this nation and the nations to the South, this is also a good thing. What and whom you understand you do not fear.
I don't see a reasonable bad thing with this plan. The old idea of Us vs. Them needs to die. The planet is too small to play that game anymore. There is only Us, and every time we hurt what we think is "Them" we hurt Us. Time to stop.
"Each man demands his rights, as well he should. But if each man gave those rights to each of his fellow men, then none would need demand anything, and we would live in peace. In truth, it is better to give than receive." --The Tao of Phoenix
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