Thursday, October 26, 2006

For and Against The Border Fence

Last night I was trying to think of all the pros and cons of erecting the (700 mile) border fence that is specified in the bill that Bush will sign into law today (The Secure Fence Act)...

For:
-Slow the spread of (previously defunct) infectious diseases
-Cut the drain on monetary resources (especially in health care)
-Return to controlled immigration giving a better chance of assimilation
-Toughen defense against drug smuggling
-Toughen defense against would-be terrorists
-Force Mexico to deal with their own failing economy

Against:
-We'll have too many jobs Americans don't want to do
-We'll hurt Mexico's feelings
-The bill doesn't provide funding

SO, I came up a little short on the cons. However, I do have solutions for all three of them. As for the "jobs Americans won't do" --we have inmates do them. As for Mexico's feelings --well, they'll get over it and maybe they'll have to work a little harder on their own country. Last, we get the funding from all the money we save in health care and legal bills (just the money saved from incarcerating illegals should build the wall and then some...)

Apparently 27 other countries joined with Mexico to say "the U.S. is mean":

Antigua, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Granada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, San Kitts and Nevis, San Lucia, San Vicente, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.

And, it seems Catholic Bishops are joining in the fight against U.S. sovereignty.

From Lou Dobbs:
"...Between 12 million and 20 million illegal aliens are living in the United States.
Illegal aliens are an important part of a one trillion-dollar underground economy in America, according to Barron's. Illegal employers hire illegal aliens who pay little or no income taxes, and whose children are provided free schooling. Illegal aliens receive medical and social services, and over the past decade have displaced more than two million low-skilled American workers from their jobs." (source)

Please feel free to add to either column...

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