Skip to comments.U.S. isn't Mexico's unemployment agency
Posted on 05/21/2006 4:37:27 AM PDT by dennisw
Well, the president made his speech on the immigration issue Monday and the opinions on it are as mixed as they've ever been. Bush stated he was sending 6,000 National Guard troops to the 2,000-mile border, but only to provide intelligence and surveillance support to US Border Patrol agents. The troops will not catch nor detain illegal immigrants. Nevertheless, the announcement has the usual suspects all in a tizzy -- such as Mexico, which warned earlier this week that it would file lawsuits in the United States if guardsmen become directly involved in detaining illicit border crossers.
Such arrogance. Suing us for enforcing our own laws. That's like a burglar complaining about someone installing a home security system.
When will Mexico come to the realization that our country is not their unemployment agency?
Statistics recently aired on Fox News may have some scratching their heads as well. Mexico is listed as the 12th wealthiest nation in the world, with more billionaires than Switzerland living south of our border. The country is rich in natural resources yet Mexico ranks alongside African nations when it comes to poverty.
Unfortunately, many expect this country to be the foster parent for the rest of the hemisphere and for every other nation on the planet deemed poor and downtrodden.
There's also a classic vicious cycle going on between our two countries. Mexico's economy and its corrupt government are being propped up artificially by the billions of dollars sent back by the illegals who work here. But every Mexican citizen of a productive work age and ability that isn't in Mexico impoverishes their home country by their absence.
Essential work that needs to be done there doesn't get done and as more and more of their citizens head north, Mexico drops deeper into decay and inefficiency, which of course, then results in more folks sneaking in.
Which may explain the disturbing numbers released by the Heritage Foundation about the current bill in the Senate called The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act (CIRA, S-2611).
According to the report, the bill would quintuple the rate of legal immigration into the country that would increase the inflow of legal immigrants over the years from around one million per year to over five million per year.
In all, the bill would allow for up to 193 million new legal immigrants, a figure larger than 60 percent of the current U.S. population, during the next 20 years. Robert Rector, the author of the report, estimates that it is most likely that about 103 million new immigrants actually would arrive in the next 20 years.
Will the last person leaving Mexico please turn out the lights?
Something has got to be done about some of the drivers on our county and state roads.
This writer has penned two different columns about the dangerous driving habits of some of our area's residents and now an incident on Monday has prompted a third one.
While heading into work from Tullahoma on Highway 41, I noticed a white four-door sedan move across the double center line to pass a pick-up truck about a half mile down the road.
The white car then remained in my lane.
Heading right toward me.
There was no shoulder for me to pull over to and I couldn't go into the opposite lane without getting into a head-on collision; the very thing I was now trying to avoid.
Honking my horn and flashing my high beams did no good. It was only when the lady driving was close enough that I could see her face that she seemed to notice she was endangering both our lives and then slowly meandered back into her proper lane.
I saw no cell phone to her ear, [and believe me, we got close enough where I could tell] she just wasn't paying attention to what was going on.
It's too bad that Tennessee no longer requires license plates to be placed on the front of the car as well as the rear, because I assure you that the call I would make to the proper authorities would have included that information.
We are long overdue for another horrific traffic accident with multiple fatalities and if people like the one I encountered keep up these kind of driving habits, we will certainly get one
In all, the bill would allow for up to 193 million new legal immigrants, a figure larger than 60 percent of the current U.S. population, during the next 20 years. Robert Rector, the author of the report, estimates that it is most likely that about 103 million new immigrants actually would arrive in the next 20 years........"At present, 84 percent of the federal budget is for entitlements, defense, homeland security, or interest on the debt" http://www.brookings.org/views/testimony/sawhill/20060215.htm
IMHO Capitol Hill has run the numbers and decided to cure its problem with immigration...regardless of what you or I think about it.
Anybody heard from the NAFTA crowd lately?
The USA very much IS Mexico's employment agency, and welfare provider, too.
What President Bush actually said was that he would send "up to" 6,000 troops. I will watch with interest to see how many actually are sent, and I fully expect the number to be less .... maybe closer to 3,000.
Mexico needs to start educating its populace.
One Happy Hemisphere is based on the notion of the North American Trading bloc, free travel, trade. Stay as long as you like. The CFR even has a name for migrants from other countries...we're no longer to call them 'illegal aliens'. They're 'trusted travelers'. Belief in this new Eden borders on mania, fanaticism. When the President launched the war in Iraq, he made a stirring speech about bringing democracy to the Middle East. Some in the MSM said he was idealistic to the point of insanity.
The same dynamic applies vis a vis Mexico, uncontrolled migration, etc., none of which happened by accident. He believes with all his heart that this will transform third world countries in this hemisphere. Mexico is just the first step, and all this without the US having to invade. Unfortunately, nobody asked the US people if they were in favor of this nirvana. Well, they knew what the answer would be...which is why, although we're in a state of war, the borders have been conspicuously unprotected. Once thirty million were here, it'd be too late, too much trouble, too expensive to kick them out. Democrats are drooling over the coming elections, where they'll play both ends against the middle. (If you think things can't get worse, stay home in November or vote for a third party candidate.)
Exactly correct that was my tag line for a while "we are not mexico's employment agency" but sadly we are.
And as to welfare that is most aggravating about this entire mess.
Wish we could......your tag line.
Excellent point. I wonder if there has been any country in history so stupid enough as to keep their borders wide open to anyone who wants to cross while they were in the middle of a freaking war. I doubt that we could find a single example of such a thing because the mere idea of it is completely insane.
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