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Editorial Views by Ed Vincent
The topic of immigration is a spider web of trapped
entangled issues some apparent and some evasive.
Since 9/11 and before that date in our history we
should have been aware and more concerned about the
terrorist element from other regions of the globe.
The borders should have been secured electronically,
physically and with personnel to make incursions into
the United States of America nearly impossible. We
have instead almost totally ignored the vast number
of illegal intrusions into our country. An no intrusion,
no illegal entry is a positive action - unless you own a
large corporation that abuses this illegal labor.
Not all illegal immigrants come for farm or factory work. Some may have more nefarious agendas, as we are informed last year, more than 300 middle eastern residents were caught at the border, coming in from Mexico. It was
about 15 years ago that people working in factories, harvesting poultry were making $19.00 an hour and today those same jobs pay $9.00 per hour and many of those employees are illegal immigrants.
When the United States has 30% of its high school aged students failing to graduate for a multitude of reasons
and if you figure into that ethnographic data, you will
find even more alarming the numbers for Latinos and African Americans.
If you are a hard working young person without a high school education you could have had a menial factory
job which allowing for inflation would have allowed you
to obtain a handsome livable wage but with cheap illegal
labor you can kiss that dream good-bye.
If everyone who is not part of the corrupt system of
government in Mexico is forced to flee north for a livable wage I had originally thought that it might be best to
return all of the 12 to 20 million illegal aliens to their fatherland with new Winchester rifles and a book on the
I have migrated my own views now to a more southern
view of change based upon the election results in Mexico's last election. Given two men running for the office of President, one being status quo and the other a left winger with a pledge to help the populace, how could status quo have won? I quit my analysis of the Mexican political
scene and bounce back to the issue of better fences
for better neighbors -- or was that Robert Frost?
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