Illegal immigration -- another slant
Fred Reed just posted another commentary, this one apparently written while sober, and this one very thoughtful amd realistic about the nature of the illegal immigrant and purposes behind such illegal activity.
Fred ends with this:
"Pablo may or may not be a model uncitizen, may drink too much, may use drugs,or go into crime. Or he may not. He is very likely to send money, substantial amounts of it, back to Tegucigalpa. In Jalisco, where I live in Mexico, remittances from migrants are a crucial part of the economy. Pablo also is not unlikely to begin planning to bring his family to the US.
Family values. Putting his life on the line for his children. The work ethic. All that.
Is massive immigration good for the US? I doubt it. Are all the illegals wonderful people? No. In the long run will there be a happy ending? I don't know; to date there hasn't been.
Yet men and women who will claw and save for a coyote, and ride that godawful train, at dead serious risk of being raped, robbed, tortured and beaten into medical curiousities left beside the tracks, who will cross into a hostile country whose language they do not know, and live in constant fear of being caught, all to feed their families and just maybe give them a better life in a better place�I think they deserve other than utter contempt."
Here is a link that might be useful: The Illegals: Another Angle