Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: illegal immigration-how the democrats could regain power tomorrow
I think you fail to realize just how many illegal immigrants reside up here in the frozen North--you'd be shocked really. Like I said, it ain't just a South'n issue. Cut off the employment spigot, and I guarantee they'll simply MoveOn back home*. No need for punitive measures that only come back to haunt us all via the multiplier effect. Your tax dollars could do a lot worse than provide basic healthcare and educational opportunities for a segment of society that's gonna remain there for a long time to come. As I stated before, I ain't too comfortable with the current arrangement, but your initiative is simply a feel-good measure that just penalizes the pawns while allowing the players to freely roam the board.
*Anecdotally: When I lived out in Rochester (last year) we resided amidst a number of organic farms, each with a mixture of hippies and hispanics working the fields. I had the opportunity to speak with lots of illegal immigrants, and to the man, they each pined daily for their homeland, but remained as long as the jobs provided an income.
Remove illegal employment => diminish illegal immigration