I have been a bit slow get­ting my two cents worth in on this, but here it is.

A year ago we real­ly missed our chance to solve the ille­gal immi­gra­tion prob­lem when we did what we could to pre­vent a depres­sion. A sol­id 1930’s type depres­sion would have sent all those ille­gals home!

We missed that chance.

There is noth­ing that we can do to pre­vent ille­gal immi­grants from enter­ing this coun­try. If we walled off the entire bor­der, there is a whole lot of coastline.

Ille­gal immi­gra­tion will slow when the economies to the south of us become first world economies. What can we do to help? Decrim­i­nal­ize drugs (includ­ing legal­iz­ing mar­i­jua­na). Cor­rup­tion is a big obsta­cle between Mex­i­co and a first world econ­o­my. Cor­rup­tion is fueled by mon­ey. The drug trade sup­plies a lot of that money.

Mex­i­co is in the grip of gang vio­lence fueled by drugs which I am sure is not all that healthy for the economy.

Also, did you notice that when Ari­zona res­i­dents talk about why they like the new law aimed at ille­gals, it sounds like their prob­lem has more to do with drugs than with immigrants?

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