Monday, April 24, 2006

Immigration From Mexico: The Enormous Stealth Issue That People Don't See

America is a nation of immigrants. Known as the "land of opportunity" by populations all over the world, the diversity of our backgrounds is one of our greatest strengths. We still have some very real racism problems, but compared to other nations we are perhaps the world's most successfully integrated racially diverse population. We should be proud of our country, and give due credit to the wonderful immigration that has made our country what it is today.

That said, there is no guarantee that our nation will stay this way! If diversity is our strength, what happens to that diversity when one group with their own common background does a mass migration across our borders and dominates the population? What will happen to our economy, our work force, and our cultural identity?

Based on things I've read, recent events, and personal observation, it seems clear that a huge mass migration is exactly what's in progress today. And the mass migration I am referring to is coming from Mexico. With complicit help from the Mexican government...

This is a difficult issue and requires an open, objective mind to understand it. It's not easy to find good discussions in the mainstream media or elsewhere (here's why). That's why I felt this blog is needed.

In other posts on this blog I'll discuss possible implications and future problems that can result from this mass migration. I shall assert that immigration should be controlled. The "guest worker" programs that Congress are considering today will accelerate the problem and should be rejected.

To see what's really at stake here, read on. Take a good look at the postings in this blog and the links on the right to media articles and government studies.

Finally, I welcome opposing viewpoints. If someone can provide logical, sound arguments to refute what I am saying, please do.

5 Comments:

Blogger Thomas said...

Congratulations on an informative and thought-provoking blog. It's enouraging to find such a place reserved for rational discourse about a growing problem, instead of the typical mudslinging by those who trumpet america's rich history of immigration without realizing the reality that our nation is no longer an unsettled frontier.

12:30 PM, April 21, 2006  
Blogger alyceclover said...

Recently in Oceanside California a public school banned the wearing of patriotic clothing and the flag flying outside the school. The parents complained it was racist, and disruptive to their children. What is wrong with that picture? An American flag in an American school can not be displayed, because the Mexican immigrants don't like it?

I know and like many Mexican/Americans, that's why speaking about the illegal immigration problem is rough. Truthfully, no other group of immigrants have been so coddled as them. One can still get a job in the USA without knowing how to speak Tagalog, or Italian or Chinese, but it's become a job Pre-Requistite to speak Spainish. I was even turned down at McDonalds.

I don't want a Berlin Wall at the border. By accepting lower wages the pay scale was lowered. By sending wages home to parents, company's here lose money.

There are a group of Mexican's wives pleading for us to send there husbands home. Has a study been made about any immigrants, possibly having babies here, even with a wife back there?

Your blog is more technical, I'm just speaking from what I've seen.

3:43 PM, April 26, 2006  
Blogger Cubed © said...

"... With complicit help from the Mexican government..."

I wish it were just the Mexican government that was complicit in this; unfortunately, the failure of our own government to have the same concern for the integrity of our borders as every other country in the world (including Mexico, going the other way) and doing the "wink-wink, nudge-nudge" thing as millions of illegals enter our country, uninvited, especially in the aftermath of 9/11 (over 450 "OTMs" that are from countries like Afghanistan, Angola, Jordon, Iraq, Iran etc. have been detained - and those are just the ones we KNOW about!).

Our government must accept the blame for this as much as the Mexican government.

The "Border Problem" is actually an issue of world-wide implications, and the one we have here with Mexico is just a tiny bit of it.

Wait until you see what the UN has in mind for all of us in its meeting in the fall of 2006, called the "United Nations High Level Dialogue." They will take up the issue of a UN treaty the codifies the internationalization of immigration policy called the "International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migran Workers and Members of their Families." In this treaty, adopted in 2003, illegals are called "irregular migrants" and will promote the movements of the poorest of the poor nations into wealthier nations as a means of exporting the problems to us instead of correcting the reasons for their own failures.

Last fall, a report set up with Kofi Anan's help by the Global Commission on International Migration said that "migration mucst become an integral part of global development strategies," and the purpose is to equalize income disparities between poor and wealthy nations.

Unfortunately, the cause of poverty in poor nations, the corruption and totalitarianism that are always at the root of the failure of these nations to thrive - is not addressed.

I'll be blogging about this whole thing after the dust settles after the May Day demonstrations.

9:18 AM, April 28, 2006  
Blogger Thomas said...

Has a study been made about any immigrants, possibly having babies here, even with a wife back there?

Hi alyceclover.

That's a serious question. I'm not aware of any studies without a thorough search, but children are often the largest victims of illegal immigration.

Any child born in the US is automatically a citizen.
Many mexican families abuse this fact, as families of american citizens are given more preferential legal treatment than those who have no relatives in the US.

This is in part responsible for many Mexican children trying to cross in the United States alone, which is extremely dangerous, given the "cyote" smugglers and harsh desert-like conditions. Here's a recent article which states that at least 70,000 children were detained by the border patrol last year alone:

http://www.courant.com/news/nationworld/hc-mexico0508.artmay08,0,309573.story?coll=hc-headlines-nationworld

5:44 PM, May 09, 2006  
Blogger Thomas said...

Unfortunately, the cause of poverty in poor nations, the corruption and totalitarianism that are always at the root of the failure of these nations to thrive - is not addressed.

Sadly, this is very true.

As pointed out elsewhere in this blog, Mexico is hardly a poor country. The problem inside Mexico is the massive disparity between working and leisure classes, which gives the illusion of a poor country.

Is that what people want in the US?

5:48 PM, May 09, 2006  

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