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Ex-Mexican Official: US Has To Take More Illegals

From the Daily Caller:

Former Mexican official: Immigrants will become Mexico’s burden if US doesn’t take more

By Elizabeth Dorton | July 1, 2013

A former Mexican cabinet member says the U.S. should accept more low-skill migrants from Central America, because otherwise the migrants would stay in Mexico.

If they can’t get into the United States, “they’re going to stay in Mexico, creating a burden for us that we have to carry,” Jorge Castañeda said on “Al Punto,” a Spanish-language show on Univision.

Actually, we doubt that, given Mexico’s very strict immigration policies. (Which we have admired previously.)

“I think Mexico should raise its voice much more clearly and forcefully to say that if the United States wants a wall, it needs to have more doors in this wall, with more bells at these doors so that Mexicans and Central Americans can enter the United States with papers,” he said, as translated.

He criticized the items in the bill meant to address border security, as well as concern to the number of temporary work visas the bill will create, which he believes to be too small…

Immigrants hoping to enter the United States, legally or illegally, will invariably pass through Mexico to get there, Castañeda said. Assuming they can’t get into the country, with the heightened border security, he predicted that they will just stay in Mexico.

Actually, Mexico’s GDP in 2012 was 3.9%, which was nearly twice ours at 2.2%. Also in 2012, Mexico’s unemployment rate averaged a lowly 5%, while ours averaged 7.9%. So you have to wonder why these workers would want to continue on to the US, anyway?

If they want to work, they would have more opportunities in Mexico. Plus they would speak the language and not face any racist bigotry. (We are joking, about this last part, of course.)

The U.S. needs to provide more temporary work visas to ensure that these illegal immigrants become U.S. citizens, rather than a “burden” that Mexico will have to deal with.

Castañeda projected that the number of temporary work visas the bill will create, currently sitting at 20,000 per year, should be raised to “at least 150,000 to 200,000.” …

How generous of him.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Ex-Mexican Official: US Has To Take More Illegals”

  1. Liberals Demise

    What a set of gonads this burro has.
    I have an idea. You keep your illegals and we will send you the ones we have. (The no hablas)
    Then we’ll put locks on our doors, on our side of those doors.
    Uh …. good luck Poncho!!

  2. Noyzmakr

    I love this guy! At least Mr. Castañeda advocates for what’s best for his country. I wish more of our politicians would do the same.

    We wouldn’t have this problem if more of our politicians were as patriotic as this gentleman.

  3. AcornsRNutz

    “Actually, Mexico’s GDP in 2012 was 3.9%, which was nearly twice ours at 2.2%. Also in 2012, Mexico’s unemployment rate averaged a lowly 5%, while ours averaged 7.9%. So you have to wonder why these workers would want to continue on to the US, anyway?”

    Exactly. And to me this puts to rest the lie that these illegals are coming here to chase the American dream, or that amnesty will in any way produce this “cheap labor” that has those evil capitalists chomping at the bit. I am sure plenty of companies would welcome the cheap labor, particularly in agriculture, but plenty of them are smart enough to realize that the immigrants are coming for freebies, not jobs. Once they are issued SNAP, obamacare/medicare, cell phones, houses and union membership, they won’t just refuse to work cheap, they will refuse to work at all, just like the low-skilled natural Americans have been doing since social welfare came around.




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