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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-29-06 02:11 PM
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93. hmm, you almost had me, untill...
If they die in the desert, it is not our problem.

yeah, actually, it is our problem (well, at least it's my problem) See, I think that the idea that somewhere, in our own neighborhood no less, conditions are so pitiful and awful, that people are willing to cross a desert, at serious risk of life and limb, just for the opportunity to perhaps escape it, that's my problem. People dying from sheer desperation? that's my problem. If you want to live in a gated community, walled off from suffering, that's your choice, but don't go pretending it's the honorable one.

just a couple of other small points: first off, in the time since the border fence in San Diego was constructed, drug trafficking and crime have gone down across the entire country. Can we blame the decrease in petty crime in Minneapolis on the new border fence in San Diego?

Second off, last year, and estimated 15,000 illegal immigrants entered the US from China. Last time I checked, and my GoogleEarth may be out of date, continental drift hasn't changed the fact that China is 6,000 miles away, and there's the small matter of an ocean in the way. There are roughly 15,000 illegal immigrants from Russia annually. Russia, last time I checked, was roughly as far away as China (or maybe they're swimming the Bering Straits?) no, they come, seeking a better life, and are then owned by organized crime syndicates. It's like slavery, without the cotton gin.

Ironically, one of the major complaints about illegal immigrants is that they don't go home. Well of course they don't go home, WE BUILT A FUCKING FENCE TO KEEP THEM IN. people used to basically migrate across the border, seasonally. if you were a lettuce picker, you came over for the lettuce season and then went home. Can't do that anymore, now you have to stay, it's too risky and expensive to cross. So instead of migrant workers, we get a permanent slave class. make it harder, and you will have a permanent slave class dependant on organized crime. fun, that.
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