Let me start with a basic statement of facts.
- I favor legal immigration and I favor increasing the number of people allowed to legally immigrate into the US.
- Immigration must be managed in a way that brings people based on their ability assimilate and be productive citizens.
- I am unalterably opposed to illegal immigrants, from whatever their home country.
- I favor laws, at the state level if necessary, that makes housing, employment and education as close to impossible as we can make it. I favor the use of e-Verify or a similar system to validate the right of every individual to housing, employment and education and I favor harsh penalties aimed at employers, landlords/property managers and school administrators who allow illegal aliens to live, work or attend school.
- I favor an interpretation of the concept of “birthright citizenship” that grants US citizenship to children born of parents who are legal immigrants to the US and disallows citizenship to the children of illegal aliens.
The government of Mexico is concerned about the safety of their citizens who are illegally in the US and who will be returning to Mexico for the holidays. So they are demanding police escorts as they head home. From today’s Arizona Republic…
MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s government is telling migrants driving home for the holidays from the United States that they should form convoys for their own safety while traveling through Mexico, and an official said Monday that police will accompany convoys on the most dangerous stretches of highway.
A seemingly intractable wave of drug cartel violence has made some border highways, especially in the states of Tamaulipas, Sonora and Sinaloa, so dangerous that the U.S. State Department urges travelers to avoid driving on some of the roads.
Oh darn, I misread that. The danger ISN’T in Arizona, it’s in Mexico. Perhaps the government of Mexico – such as it is – should be spending more time worrying about keeping their citizens safe IN THEIR OWN DAMN COUNTRY rather than filing amicus briefs against SB1070 in Arizona.
On the other hand, I can see their point. Deporting illegal Mexicans back to Mexico would drastically decrease their safety.
Not to mention…
An estimated 12 million Mexicans live in the United States, and the money they send home is Mexico’s second-largest source of foreign income after oil exports.
The situation has become so bad that the State Department has prohibited its employees from traveling by vehicle across the U.S.-Mexico border.
And I expect the Mexican government will give them a police escort back to the border after the holidays. I would suggest it might be time for some drone activity on the border.