May 15, 2005, 12:20 PM
Post #54 of 67
I agree with the need of controlling immigration, be it via a wall, or any other way. I personally have a wall around my house for my protection, to keep unwanted individuals from roaming within my property, and to keep my valuables under my ownership.
Re: [johanson] New immigration reforms- erecting of walls along the border
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Absolutely nothing wrong with walls.
On the other hand, I also see the Mexican race being used as the escape goat for the terrorism and all the economic problems of the failing US economy.
I see it nightly on CNN how they continue to blame Mexicans not only for the economic woes, but also for the terrorist threat. Now I only point out that NONE of the terrorist acts that the USA has experienced were perpetuated by Mexicans, NOR did these terrorists came via the Mexican border. If I remember correctly, these bad guys all came from the middle east via Europe.
The other problem being blamed on these poor folks that cross the border illegally is of bringing in illegal drugs. Now it would take many thousands of mexicans to bring in the daily consumption levels of drug use in USA. I would think that what perhaps should be done to curtail the bringing of drugs into USA, via Mexico or anywhere else is 100% of inspection of containers, that reportedly today are only around 15% spot checked.
The main economic problem in the USA today, in my humble opinion was very well predicted by Mr. Ross Perot, when he stated that we should wait and hear the rushing sound of the high paid jobs leaving the USA with the approval of NAFTA. It happened, and continues to happen with the 'offshoring' of the good US jobs.
The middle class in the USA continues to disappear, and soon there will be very few people that can afford to buy new homes, cars, appliances, and splurge on long expensive vacations. Nafta only helped the rich on both sides, at the expense of the middle class in the USA, and the poor class in Mexico.
NAFTA was good when people here were very poor and were drawn to maquiladoras, abandoning their fields to do so. Now when the US has found cheaper labor marked and it is moving the maquiladoras else where, the Mexicans are left without jobs, and the field have been left to die for a long time, and will take as long or longer to recover from the abandonment.
So in the meantime, you will have all these starving people jumping the walls of the USA in order to feed their families.