Skip to comments.Hypocrites Take a Selfish Stance on Border Crisis
Posted on 07/10/2014 3:28:19 AM PDT by Kaslin
No one knows just how many tens of thousands of Central American nationals -- most of them desperate, unescorted children and teens -- are streaming across America's southern border. Yet this phenomenon offers us a proverbial teachable moment about the paradoxes and hypocrisies of Latin American immigration to the U.S.
For all the pop romance in Latin America associated with Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba, few Latinos prefer to immigrate to such communist utopias or to socialist spins-offs like Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador or Peru.
Instead, hundreds of thousands of poor people continue to risk danger to enter democratic, free-market America, which they have often been taught back home is the source of their misery. They either believe that America's supposedly inadequate social safety net is far better than the one back home, or that its purportedly cruel free market gives them more opportunities than anywhere in Latin America -- or both.
Mexico strictly enforces some of the harshest immigration laws in the world that either summarily deport or jail most who dare to cross Mexican borders illegally, much less attempt to work inside Mexico or become politically active. If America were to emulate Mexico's immigration policies, millions of Mexican nationals living in the U.S. immediately would be sent home.
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VDH bump. He poses excellent, though uncomfortable, questions. He should ask the same of the Catholic Bishops.
>few Latinos prefer to immigrate to such communist utopias or to socialist spins-offs
No, they come here to help make a new one.
Or else Mexico ALLOWS them to flow freely thru IT's country; as long as they SWEAR they are continuing thru to El Norte!
Cry me a river for all these damn criminals.
We can’t afford the ones we have here now, so halt ‘em at the border.
Looks like he’s back on track. I’ve been saying similar - the rich (especially business owners) figure they can buy their way out of any political mess they make out of the country.
Throughout history, they have thought the same, but they have not always been right - with Cambodia in 1975 being the best example...but also many others.
That's easy! Once rule of law has ended, we have arbitrary use of power based upon political expediency and patronage, i.e. self-serving tyranny by those who hold the reigns of power.
In this case, that would be Obama and the fascist party known as Democrat. Controlling the Executive, the Senate, the proactive portion of the Judiciary, and the sprawling unaccountable Federal bureaucracy, they clearly hold the reigns of power.
That's really part of it. Subscribing to a failed philosophy, and resenting others for their failure, they would rather drag the successful down to their level than change their views and admit they are wrong.
Seems to be largely true of socialists and Islamists.
Looks to me like it's time for 'regime change' south of the border.
BOTH sides of it!!!
We should round up our druggies in prison (and any others we can) and Mariel BUSlift them to Mexico.
The drug supply line would then be MUCH shorter and therefore cheaper.