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Just Generally Irked At Mexico (And the Fertility Rate)

It is no surprise that the Mexican government encourages and supports emigration from Mexico and illegal immigration into the United States. It does this at least as fervently as it encourages Americans to come with their dollars and vacation in Cancun, and perhaps more so. Mexico helps its people enter the United States in violation of the law using every tool as its disposal—men, shelter, instructions, politics. This in itself should be a serious international issue, but of course it is not, chiefly because America’s white-hot economy is thirsty for more fuel, and outsiders provide it where Americans leave off. (I’m not talking about Jobs Americans Won’t Do; I’m talking about Jobs Americans Can’t Do Because They’re Already Working And By The By Aren’t Making Enough Damn Babies To Fill Them Going Foward.) But our positive problem of too many folks wanting to come here is the happier side of a problem that should properly be known as the economy of Estados Unidos Mexicanos.

Most responsible modern nations, such as the United States, are forced to deal with poverty with such instruments as education and, in the worst of circumstances, government-created jobs. A select few, like Mexico, are able to do exactly nothing, and thereby force their poor people to leave—passing, in addition to the buck, all sorts of bad things, like smuggled children, drugs, guns, and enslaved women, all of which attend a fractured border’s black market. Vicente Fox Quesada is every day in the business of booting out the Mexicans who make him look bad and claping the dust off his hands even as he lambasts President Bush on the international stage for trying, as every sovereign nation always has and will, to keep control over who enters. Meanwhile, illegal immigrants found in Mexico—mostly from Central American countries—are robbed and raped.


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