Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Is Illegal Immigration Passé?

"Fantasies of a mass exodus are as unrealistic as the demand for a
vacuum-sealed border.  The Obama administration is already detaining and
deporting a record number of immigrants — nearly 400,000 annually.
Besides, a real exodus would leave some sectors of the domestic economy
struggling.  Right now, more than half of all farmworkers in the U.S. are
here illegally.  Deporting them won't push Americans into the fields. 
Just ask farmers in Alabama and other states that have enacted draconian
measures who have found their crops rotting in the field because of
labor shortages.  Fixing immigration requires more than an
enforcement-only strategy.  Lawmakers must undertake a comprehensive
approach that includes a path to legalization for those who are here, an
agricultural worker program to help growers and farmhands, and strict
workplace enforcement to discourage people from coming illegally in the
future." –