Immigration reform advocates are done playing nice with House Republicans. After holding their fire for years at the urging of the Obama administration, several immigration reform groups now plan to unleash their anger at the right.A new, more aggressive campaign kicks off Tuesday, when these groups say they will begin confronting Republican lawmakers at public appearances, congressional hearings and events back in home districts. The goal: Shame Republicans in swing districts into taking up the issue — or make them pay at the ballot box in November.
On my mind is the question: so the argument is Mexican immigrants want to nationalize here in far greater numbers than long established policy permits; so they should be able to. And the reason they want to come is better economic opportunity / better standard of living / more and better jobs (than Mexico, anyway). And the reason Mexico has less economic opportunity / worse standard of living / less, worse jobs is that the governments they have continued to elect are so corrupt they're incapable of solving Mexico's own basic problems such as: * taking advantage of their vast agricultural assets; * stamping out a nationwide criminal cartel that traffics in everything from military grade weapons to hardcore drugs, to sex slaves; * taking advantage of their lack of strangulating labor laws to build and develop what ought to be a thriving industrial base *** Basically the Mexican citizenry has voted itself into the poor house, propping up one corrupt incompetent government after another for decade after decade to the point that they are strangled by crime, unemployment, mismanaged resources and stagnation, and a withering currency.
And the solution to this problem is that we legalize as many as possible so they can come over here and vote for our government. What's the theory: "second time's the charm?"
Critical Thinking Fail.
The unacknowledged reality:
The real impetus for the great move northward, and the push for amnesty is the promise of electoral clientel-base treats.
1. Social Security retirement benefits for many people who barely worked a day here.
2 .US Welfare benefits that are better and more valuable than Mexican employment benefits.
3. Priority hiring status for minority job applicants; priority job promotion status for minority applicants.
4. Priority credit status for minority loan applications.
5. A completely blank slate at any age / under nearly any circumstances, in competition with a U.S. citizenry razed by eroding statute-of-limitations laws in the information age.
I'm not seeing a civil right's issue I'm seeing a personal accounting issue and the obvious appeal of being able to move to the head of the line in a U.S. society that is otherwise stagnating at a time when wages are shrinking and the effective employment rate is historically poor, food prices are rising and hard working people are being chased out of their jobs and their homes by draconian federal policy.
I call it a human tragedy just waiting to happen.