It's a Global Economy, Stupid.
Ah, the Republicans want to make illegal immigration a felony. Well, immigrants wouldn't come here if there weren't jobs waiting for them, jobs Vincente Fox says, well, never mind, we all remember that racist remark. But it is true that the immigrants are coming for jobs that go unfilled by Americans. No surprise, I've been to California and no one is going to make a middle class living picking lettuce.
So we have to realize that undocumented workers are just a reality in today's global economy. For the past several years most of the manufacturing jobs in my town have left to go overseas. That's called outsourcing. Well, I guess the hotel, restaurant, and agricultural industries of the South West United States are just insourcing. Might as well admit it, but if you are going to make it a felony to come here and fill a waiting job, you better make it a crime to collect any public assistance as long as those jobs remain unfilled. Who would you rather have living in this country anyway? People who want to work or people who want a hand out?
One last thing, about those borders we're going to wall off, will we go by the original borders, where Mexico owned San Francisco, or the new ones, after we took it all away from them?
David Blaine [4:55 PM]