Illegal Immigration

About: opinionjournal - peggy noonan

This is a great commentary. I love her columns they are so well written and appeal to the heart.

"What does it mean that your first act on entering a country is breaking its laws? - P.N.

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  1. peggy noonan
  2. illegal immigration
  3. immigration
  4. law of gresham

Comments


Mark de LA says
seth 2005-12-12 07:32:23 2242
 Apparently the citizens of this country are not interested in doing that kind of work.  Why not just issue workers a green card as they cross the border.  But don't give them any benefits.  Give them an incentive to become legal citiziens.  Stop trying to legislate against something that "wants to happen". 
In an ideal world, open borders might make sense! Greshams Law (bad money drives out good  - applied to labor) would eventually see everyone's wages drop down to the lowest common denominator. The reason Americans don't want the jobs (probably a myth) might just be that there are others who are much more willing to work for lower wages.  As a teenager & later as a hippie I would have loved to be able to work in the fields and pick vegetables & fruit. Lower wages has already penetrating the high-tech market - many Asians and Indians are willing to work for lower wages (very high in their own country) & send back the fruits to a foreign country to support their families.
This is producing a paradigm where the countries with the most populations will win out instead of the most freedom, imagination & well-made goods.  I would much rather pay higher prices for well-grown organic vegetables , free of pesticides & pests than encourage other countries like Mexico to send their hordes to the U.S. because they have ruined their own economies & their governments are corrupt!

Mark de LA says
& then the Washington Times has this article about another way for protesters and activists to combat the hiring of illegal aliens by businesses using exposure on the web!

Good Idea or bad ?

Seth says
politics 2005-12-12 06:42:15 2242
& then the Washington Times has this article about another way for protesters and activists to combat the hiring of illegal aliens by businesses using exposure on the web!

Good Idea or bad ?
.  Notice that there is not a lot of competition for the kind of day jobs discussed in the Washing Times article.  Apparently the citizens of this country are not interested in doing that kind of work.  Why not just issue workers a green card as they cross the border.  But don't give them any benefits.  Give them an incentive to become legal citiziens.  Stop trying to legislate against something that "wants to happen". 

Mark de LA says
As I outlined in 2201, money is like a vote.  I prefer to vote for the things I like, the countries whose human rights & politics I like - not just seek bargains and help propagate crap in other countries.

Mark de LA says
Fox news , today has a nice article on the complexity of whether illegal immigrants depress wages &/or take jobs Americans don't want.  Read it here.  It's not suprising that economists have differing opinions.

Mark de LA says
The essence of my position (well expressed by Peggy Noonan) is for migrant & immigrant help to do things legally. Secondly, go home when you are finished & don't try to colonize the US.  If you want to stay, become an American!

Mark de LA says
This article from The American Thinker blog makes some serious points about the problem.


Mark de LA says
source: ...
seth 2005-12-12 07:32:23 2242  Apparently the citizens of this country are not interested in doing that kind of work.  Why not just issue workers a green card as they cross the border.  But don't give them any benefits.  Give them an incentive to become legal citiziens.  Stop trying to legislate against something that "wants to happen". 
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Apparently Americans are willing to do the work! See this article.

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