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Old 09-25-2008, 10:30 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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There might be more people legally coming across to shop here but the number going South is way down. Here is the biggest reason why.
Marketplace: Tijuana crime scaring away tourists
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:44 AM
 
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Thank you. What the poster doesn't realize is that even on the same side of the issue there are very divergent opinions. For example, on the 'Pro-illegal' side of the argument, there are those who want completely open borders, those who think that is unrealistic, those for amnesty, and those against. I myself have sympathy for illegal immigrants, but admit that there are a lot of negative consequences we face for their being in this country. Amnesty isn't an easy solution, but neither is a border wall, or attempt at full deportion.

There is no easy solution, but in my opinion an economically and politically stronger Mexico is the real winner for both countries. Maybe a return to the Bracero program? I don't know. But I do know that Mexico is on the verge of becoming a true economic powerhouse with its impressive manufacturing potential.

Squeezing people into neat little boxes of black or white is a great disservice to arguing intelligently about the complex issue that is immigration.

And of course, being from Texas, I also am of German heritage.
We wouldn't be in this mess to begin with... if the wall/fence would have been
built 20 years ago... and if our government had not started giving these lowlifes
a helping free hand! We would not have 20/30 million of them here if our government
had stepped up to the plate to begin with!

Now we have mexicans who are NOW legal... (anchor babies) who grew up only to campaign for amnesty and help more and more illegal relatives!
AND THE CYCLE CONTINUES....
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:51 AM
 
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We wouldn't be in this mess to begin with... if the wall/fence would have been
built 20 years ago... and if our government had not started giving these lowlifes
a helping free hand! We would not have 20/30 million of them here if our government
had stepped up to the plate to begin with!

Now we have mexicans who are NOW legal... (anchor babies) who grew up only to campaign for amnesty and help more and more illegal relatives!
AND THE CYCLE CONTINUES....
I agree and I will add- if the politicians had only followed through on what was promised and put into law with the 1986 amnesty-there would be much less of an illegal alien problem today. The only thing that was ever acted on was the amnesty itself. We were promised changes and an end to the illegal alien invasion. Our politicians refused to implement laws that they agreed to when that amnesty was passed. Plus it also set a precedent that I believe many illegals live by-if they stick around long enough, there will be another amnesty.
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:59 AM
 
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I agree and I will add- if the politicians had only followed through on what was promised and put into law with the 1986 amnesty-there would be much less of an illegal alien problem today. The only thing that was ever acted on was the amnesty itself. We were promised changes and an end to the illegal alien invasion. Our politicians refused to implement laws that they agreed to when that amnesty was passed. Plus it also set a precedent that I believe many illegals live by-if they stick around long enough, there will be another amnesty.
You got that right!
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