Sure ... and that's why the federal government (your taxes) recently agreed
to pay $1 billion to border states for this very reason?
(and BTW, it's CNN, far removed from some neo-con website!)
To deny that there is a crisis in this sector of our economy, caused by
illegal immigration, is downright foolish and shows total ignorance of
Do you really want to end illegal aliens/cheap labor? Arrest/try/fine
those that hire them. Haven't seen any elected official seriously
propose that. Or maybe there's another way? GWB gave it some thought
(?) a few years ago. Anything happened since? Maybe the vigilance
committees are the answer?
hoping for some rational ideas,
IMO, a guest worker program, as instituted in many European countries, is a
sensible answer to the dilemma on both sides. I can't imagine why a guest
worker would not work better than the chaos we have, however, parity is a
bad thing in a two party system ... the slimness of a fluid majority
encourages political cowardice and currying of favor with the interest
groups that oppose the idea.
Because it still hurts? Because you won't be able to work if you're all
I think that it's at least partly the way they learned. Watching my uncles
work, when I was a kid, scared the crap out of me. Thoughts on acceptable
risk have changed a bit over the years. Ask an old farmer.
Hell, I _am_ an old farmer. :)
However, while you do win some ... you lose in the end no matter what.
Read Galsworthy's "Forsyte Saga", if you haven't already. Old Jolyon's tale
is as topical today as it was in 1900.
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