Immigration bill ignores cause

The Immigration Bill, S.1348, being discussed in the U.S. Senate, does not address the root cause for migration: poverty and lack of work.

What can we do so that Mexican corn is cheaper in Mexico than American corn so that it’s profitable for Mexican farmers to grow it? What can our government do to help improve education in Mexico? How can we provide more micro loans to help people stay in their countries and earn a living? How will placing premiums on education and language proficiency (as the proposed law does) to entice more immigrants away from their countries help their economies?

If we eliminated the economic reasons for people to migrate illegally, everyone would be happier.

Regina Raring


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