(Note: This is a Part 2 of An Open Letter to the Editor of My Catholic Standard on an article appearing in the March 6, 2008 edition of the paper. The article dealt with a senior's view of the immigration issue.)
And yes, let us not forget the throwing in of the Civil Rights movement into the argument. No article is complete without it being mentioned. Please note that I did search for the Nazi comparison, and did not find it. I guess the author will probably be taken to the woodshed for that.
Now, we come to the heart of the matter: Why does illegal immigration occur? According to the author it is because of “globalization, war and climate change increase…” (Al Gore would be proud.)
Yes folks, it is globalization that drive these people from their homes to the US.
Who is at fault for this?
Why of course, it is the trade agreements advocated by the US and not the foreign governments who sign them.
Not the governments who allow sub-standard working conditions to take place in factories. Not the government officials who need to be bribed to look the other way. Not the governments who do not look to take care of their citizens.
Nope, it is the US.
Of course, it was these same people 30 years ago who were hollering and screaming about how we should open up the US marketplace to these countries, so that they can sell their goods here.
to be continued...