'Illegal' is the Key Word

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  1. saltyone

    saltyone So Mote It Be

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    This topic gets under my skin.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,186876,00.html


    As they should be. Why don't we deport every illegal we find? One night in jail for processing, early flight to California, then right back across the border on a cheap bus.
     
  2. NoLimitMD

    NoLimitMD Founding Member

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    I find it odd that we turn SUCH a blind eye to illegal immigration by Mexicans, yet utilize a shocking amount of resources to keep Cubans out. That's especially ironic, since Cuba has a better education system and is a political adversary.

    Then again, who would provide the cheap labor that fattens the pockets of the politicians? I guess I shouldn't be surprised.
     
  3. TwistedTiger

    TwistedTiger Founding Member

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    You knew the answer all the time:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: and no you shouldn't be suprised when corrupt people do corrupt things.
     
  4. USMTiger

    USMTiger Founding Member

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    I'd be all for stricter immigration enforcement, but only if they would make the process of legitimate immigration easier to navigate. My brother married a South African and said that even he had difficulty navigating the system, and he's a freaking US Attorney. Now imagine if you are some poor guy who doesn't speak the language very well.

    People avoid the process because dealing with the US Govt Beurocracy is a ridiculous exercise in insanity. Reform that, make it less difficult to use, and then seal those borders air-tight.
     
  5. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    And right back across the border the very next night. And on and on until they finally get through. I think they should have to cut weeds in a road gang for a month before sending them back.

    I think the answer is simpler than trying to hold them at the border. They come here for work . . . so take it away. If American employers were convicted and sent to to jail for hiring illegals, they would very quicky switch to hiring legal guest workers only. If illegals couldn't get jobs without papers, they wouldn't come over.

    Then the Mexicans would have to fill out the guest worker papers, pay US taxes, go back home in the off season, invest in a retirement account and retire in Mexico with their families, not in the US.
     
  6. TwistedTiger

    TwistedTiger Founding Member

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    Had she flown to mexico and swam the river he would have had no problem. But you can bet she is not in some California bean field picking beans for $20 a day so she is not the kind of immigrant businesses and politicians get rich off of therefore they are not interested in her getting easy passage.
     
  7. LSUalum24

    LSUalum24 Founding Member

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    Read "Nickel and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich. It's a very good book about the whole immigration issue. Basically, all the jobs no one (Americans) wants are taken by the immigrants. If no one wanted to take these jobs, the economy would be crippled is the basic argument. I don't agree with all of the conclusions of the book but it's a fascinating read.
     
  8. goldengirlfan

    goldengirlfan simple man

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    This subject pops up now and again on talk radio here in Central Texas. The die-hard conservatives give many good reasons why something should be done to stop the flow of illegals from Mexico. Then the contractors, many of whom I suspect are also conservative in most regards, start calling in saying that they can't find people to do the work (roofing, landscaping, "Manuel" labor) and that they will be out of business without the day labor illegals provide. No easy solution for the politicians on this one. It is definately not politically correct in this state to advocate for tougher border enforcement.

    Personally, I don't like the NAFTA deal because of the trucks I have to contend with everyday on I-35. If you were familiar with Laredo, Texas before NAFTA and know what it looks like now, you know what I mean about the goddamned trucks. Analyze it all you want. That's where it hits home with me. Then again, sometimes I worry more about those snuffies slipping through at Texarkana more than I worry about the illegal Mexicans.:lol:
     
  9. TigerFan23

    TigerFan23 USMC Tiger

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    Because then there would be nobody willing to do all the construction work in New Orleans.
     
  10. TigerNtz

    TigerNtz Ridley

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    If no mexicans, People would work to rebuild New Orleans, but they would work for at least minimum wage, an american standard. american workers are hurt when mexicans work for little or nothing.
     

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