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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Big Success in Immigration Enforcement Spun by Media

A recent raid on a hog slaughterhouse yielded an interesting result: illegal aliens were too scared to come into work because they feared more raids. Translation: Enforcement of laws is a successful model to obtaining the desired goal.

When there was discussion of border enforcement including the building of a wall all of the liberals howled out references to the Berlin Wall. I saw and heard many comments that enforcing the laws we already have would help the problem. Of course those statements when made by liberals were simply a diversion from a border enforcement solution. Now that the Dems are in power and there is zero chance of funding the wall, liberals do not seem very keen on immigration enforcement.

I have heard many references to the sensationalism of the media. However, this news story from the NewsObserver will practically put you to sleep. Instead of focusing on the success of the enforcement, the story focuses on the plight of those here illegally. The fact is that illegals too scared to come to work (illegally) is a success story. The liberals in the media could have made a headline "See, we don't need a wall to solve the illegal immigration problem!" That would have been sensational.

Of course the reason I still support a wall is that such enforcement is at the whim of the enforcers. It can be temporary until the political heat passes by. It can be only partially enacted - where 95% is still unenforced but the 5% makes the news.

The best alternative to distasteful enforcement measures is for Mexico to reform its government and economy so that they have a strong enough economy to retain their workers in Mexico. Instead, most of their energy seems to go to bashing the U.S., making sure their people have free access to the U.S., protecting the drug cartels and retaining their bribe infested socialist government.

There is also another way. The Mexican economy is bolstered by $8 Billion per year from illegals sending money back to their families in Mexico. We should offer the Mexican government $20 Billion per year in additional foreign aid with the stipulation that they enforce the Mexican-U.S. border aggressively. With technology we can monitor their success and withhold the money if they are not meeting their agreement. This idea is a win-win for both sides. For Mexico, they can use the extra cash to invest in their country's infrastructure. The increase in jobs will also increase their tax base. For the U.S., we will win on multiple fronts. We will not have so many illegals taking jobs from our people. Wages will rise since there will not be such a suppression effect that exists today. Our tax base should increase with defraying the cost of the investment. Our economy will not lose the $8 Billion per year also defraying the cost. Our southern border will not be the Swiss Cheese for terrorists that it is today. Our border patrol can focus more on restricting drug trafficking and ensuring WMD are not smuggled into the country from either border.

By focusing on the plight of the illegal alien who is too scared to go to work in a negative manner, the media has lost sight of the potential success and problem solving such enforcement can have. It is but a slice of how an irresponsible media today loses many opportunities to improve this country. Unfortunately, seeing the U.S. succeed does not seem to be high on their agenda.


  • At 12:08 PM, Blogger SkyePuppy said…

    Excellent post.

    On the $20 billion, I think we'd need requirements that the money actually be spent on building Mexico's infrastructure and economy, or the money would just go into the pockets of the corrupt government, and nothing would really change down there.

  • At 9:53 PM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…


    I agree, but to retain their sovereignty we would stipulate next year's money on this year's activity.


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