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Monday, January 02, 2006

Immigration Half Measure

This is an editorial from the Seattle Times:

THE immigration-reform bill the U.S. House passed last month is half-baked — and, if passed by the full Congress, could devastate parts of the nation's economy.

While it promises a major crackdown on illegal immigration both at the border and in the interior, the bill does almost nothing about why people sneak into the United States: jobs and better wages than in Mexico or other countries where the people come from. Employers need the workers — and hire them. Even with as many as 11 million foreign-born people living in the United States without legal authorization, the nation's unemployment rates are low.

This is from the Chicago Tribune:

If anti-immigrant forces in Congress had their way, illegal immigration would be a crime punishable by death... The problem is that the fence idea has been tried; it won't work, and countless more unnecessary deaths will result.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that it is a half measure. In fact, 700 miles is only about a third of the 200 mile border.

If they were seriousl they would get busy and build a WHOLE fence.

1/03/2006 12:56 PM  
Anonymous Latino Pundit said...

...maybe a fence for the parts that they don't have funds to monitor artificially (cameras, planes, robots...etc)?

1/04/2006 1:59 PM  

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