Friday, January 4, 2008
The Solution to Illegal Aliens
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." - Thomas Jefferson
You know, it's possible that these illegals, have a point. Please don't let a lightning bolt strike me dead through the contact of my keyboard -Let's attack this topic as logically as my open mind can take.
If illegals are legal, then as citizens they would demand legals rights, to go with their welfare, free health care and free public education and get minimum wage. But, by getting minimum wage and such, it then makes their cheap labor not so cheap and they have then just screwed the pooch - or eaten it. Making their claim that they do the cheapest work obsolete. Is this not a realization to them yet?
I was once told by a Cuban-American friend (note the hyphen and the implications) that the Mexican illegals are of a different status. The Cubans that come to America are usually educated and are able to contribute substantially to the American economy not to mention they are trying to escape dictatorship. While most of the Mexicans that cross the borders are not the doctors and lawyers of Mexico but the mountain folk; the poor, mostly uneducated people. The doctors and lawyers of Mexico are still in Mexico and not in America. This should tell all Americans something. Mexico could be better if her people were not abandoning her.
How about this solution. As back in the day it worked, we'll only sculpt it to make a better solution and more humane to boot.
Back in the day, before Mexican labor was sought after, Americans hired the Chinese and the Japanese to come and work cheap. Then of-course they moved into hiring Mexicans - and Mexicans did this for a bit, and then reworked their contract so that when they worked they got to bring their entire families over thereby sucking on the natural resources of the American people. Which then years and years later allowed for distant relatives to seek a path over the invisible border and find their own illegal paths in the US and multiply. Not to mention sending money back to Mexico for other family members. (Maybe the US should take a portion of that money like the Cuban policy that Castro has in place - whereupon the sender has to give a portion of the money they send home to family members to the Cuban government.)
Back on track - so the illegals need to be removed. Tell them so, they have out stayed their welcome - some have been here for years and never sought citizenship and a matter of fact they have been here for years and never bothered to learn the language. Enforce work sites that use farm laborers to adhere to government standards. Work Visas are required and routine checking on corporations to make sure all people are on the books would also be required.
People who can not obtain citizenship need to go back to their mother country. Now, we all agree that illegals work very hard and do a good job, no one is disputing that. So between the US and Mexico there should be a labor agreement where upon Mexico can establish a business of laborers that will work for good Mexican wages (I'm not being slanderous - I'm talking pesos) so that labor workers will be hired out to come across the border with a time limited work visa issued by this Mexican establishment through the US to work. They will be payed very well as traveling people should be payed - and will be able to go back to their country and work on establishing a very good household in Mexico and work on improving the economy of Mexico.
If they decide that they want to live in America, they should apply for citizenship, and here is the crucial part. Upon moving to America, once granted their Visa, they should set their sights on improving their standards. Basically, if you are going to be an American citizen then you should at least try to be the best that you can be and go beyond being the farm laborer. This will help people who are still in Mexico and working across the border to have jobs and encourage people who become citizens to better the American economy and leave grove picking behind.
Of course the Mexican nationales would have to do a head count when entering and leaving the States to make sure no one jumps ship. It would take a little thought to work out the loop holes but it could be a solid solution to problems troubling both countries.
Who said the American dream is dead?