Pages

Jump to bottom

5 comments

1 Bulworth  Mon, Jan 28, 2013 11:39:21am

Obviously a private capitalist solution based on free market principles is all that’s needed here. /

2 wrenchwench  Mon, Jan 28, 2013 12:16:18pm
Underneath the somewhat general and misunderstood term ‘immigration reform’ are two central issues: An overhaul of current immigration policies and tighter border security. Both are complex but today we’re going to focus on the latter.

In my opinion, border security is a completely different issue from immigration reform. People who connect the two are using ‘border security’, which they rarely or never define, as a delaying tactic.

The border is big – The border spans 1969 miles.

That’s just the southern border. We have a northern border too. If security is really the issue, you can’t talk about just one.

We aren’t going to solve the problem by deporting all Latinos.

Most Latinos in the US are citizens. A large percentage of people here illegally are not.

More complexities:

40% of immigrants who are here without legal documentation came here legally and overstayed their visas. No fence would have any effect on that.

By fencing and otherwise enforcing commonly used crossing areas, crossers are driven to use more remote areas, causing higher death rates.

Part of the southern border divides a community of Native Americans who traditionally lived on both sides, and still do. See: Tohono O’odham border issues.

A lot of smuggling happens a legal, designated crossing points. Two examples are here.

I searched for the word ‘border’ in my Pages Dashboard and it returned 852 Pages.

3 wrenchwench  Mon, Jan 28, 2013 12:21:15pm

Here’s a recent article about border security. I haven’t read the whole thing, but it looks pretty good from my quick scan.

Border Patrol’s Strategic Plan Not Yet in Place, Audit Finds, But Security has Clearly Improved

US Border Patrol’s 2012-2016 national border security strategy — its first new strategic plan in eight years — began to be implemented more than a year ago. But the report of a new congressional audit that was released Jan. 9 said Border Patrol “has not identified milestones and time frames for developing and implementing performance goals and measures [for the plan] in accordance with standard practices in program management” that are essential “to defin[ing] border security and the resources necessary to achieve it.”

[…]

4 aagcobb  Mon, Jan 28, 2013 12:30:01pm

re: #1 Bulworth

Obviously a private capitalist solution based on free market principles is all that’s needed here. /

Actually that’s true. If we adopted our laisse faire 19th century policy of just letting whoever wants to come here immigrate freely, it would be a boost to the economy and end the problem of “illegal” immigration.

5 wrenchwench  Mon, Jan 28, 2013 1:15:41pm
There are many ways to enter the US. The way that’s taken by the very poorest is to come through the Sonoran Desert on foot.

It’s a very forbidding place - the temperatures in the summertime are regularly in the triple digits Fahrenheit and there’s no water.

Groups of people will walk for three to five days, travelling by night and drinking out of cattle troughs or whatever they can find. It’s unlikely they will see other people for the duration of the trip.

At present, Tucson, Arizona has almost 800 unidentified bodies of migrants who didn’t make it to the other side.


They were found by border patrol, by citizens of the Tohono O’odham Indian reservation, or by ranchers or hikers. I compare these unidentified remains to lists we have of missing persons, collected from families of migrants last known to have been attempting the crossing.

When there is a possible match, I call the family.

[…]


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Recent PagesClick to refresh
North Carolina Transgender Students Win Toilet Access Ruling A state law passed in March requires transgender people to use toilets that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates. The ruling led to boycotts of the state by some sports teams, businesses, and entertainers. The full case ...
Thanos
11 hours, 57 minutes ago
Views: 102 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Sovereign Sex Offender Involved in Tense KCK Standoff Arrested by U.S. Marshals Another Sovereign Citizen standoff, The original standoff lasted for more than six hours outside of a home near 57th Street and Parallel Parkway. U.S. Marshals and KCKPD originally attempted to arrest Gregory Andrews on warrants including a parole violation ...
Thanos
1 day, 1 hour ago
Views: 247 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 3 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Hillary Clinton Denounces the ‘Alt-Right,’ and the Alt-Right Is Thrilled Mr. Trump has publicly kept his distance from the alt-right, but his critics have accused him of offering subtle cues to invite its support. His appointment of Stephen K. Bannon, the head of Breitbart News, to be chief executive ...
Thanos
1 day, 10 hours ago
Views: 218 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Tim Kaine Blasts Donald Trump’s Immigration Policies as the ‘Actions of an Idiot’ Tim Kaine didn’t hold back when asked about claims that Donald Trump is softening his stance on immigration. “I don’t buy it,” the Democratic vice presidential nominee told “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert on Thursday. “He’s always fighting ...
Thanos
1 day, 10 hours ago
Views: 342 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 27 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 5
Comments: 0
: 5
Missouri ‘Witch Hunt Hearings’ Modeled on Anti-Choice Congressional Crusade - Rewire “They say that a lot in Missouri,” state Rep. Stacey Newman (D) told Rewire in an interview at the Democratic National Convention last month. Newman is a longtime abortion rights advocate who proposed legislation that would subject firearms purchases ...
Thanos
3 days, 2 hours ago
Views: 359 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Charter Schools: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO) Charter schools are privately run, publicly funded, and irregularly regulated. John Oliver explores why they aren’t at all like pizzerias. Connect with Last Week Tonight online...Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it ...
Thanos
3 days, 8 hours ago
Views: 355 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 25 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 3
Comments: 0
: 3
Deadly Earthquake in Italy: What We Know – The 6.2. magnitude earthquake struck central Italy, near Rieti, shortly after 3:30 a.m. local time and was followed by several aftershocks. – At least 37 people have been killed and dozens are missing, according to Italy's civil protection ...
Thanos
3 days, 11 hours ago
Views: 358 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 7 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 2
Comments: 0
: 2
EpiPen’s Steady Price Increases Masked Until Deductibles Rose The maker of the life-saving allergy shot EpiPen is the new poster child for exorbitant drug price increases, as high-profile members of Congress, doctors and consumers lash out over huge price increases since 2009. Mylan’s EpiPens are used to ...
Thanos
4 days, 1 hour ago
Views: 639 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Comments: 0
: 1
Few Pastors Have Been Asked to Preside at Same-Sex Weddings - and No One Has Been Forced Americans United had a little fun about two months ago with the Religious Right’s claim that if marriage equality became the law of the land, pastors would be forced to preside at same-sex weddings. We produced a special website ...
Thanos
4 days, 4 hours ago
Views: 723 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 16 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 3
Comments: 0
: 3
A Tribe Called Red - R.E.D. Ft. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear Pre-Order The Album! smarturl.itStream on Spotify: spoti.fi-Director: The Halluci NationLocation: Cape Town, SAActors: Narcy, Yasiin Bey and members of the Halluci NationProducer: The Halluci Nation--A Tribe Called Red Links:Website: atribecalledred.comTwitter: @atribecalledredFacebook: facebook.comInstagram: instagram.com--Yasiin Bey Links:acountrycalledearth.comFacebook: facebook.comTwitter: @CalledEarth--Narcy:wearethemedium.comFacebook: facebook.comTwitter: @TheNarcicyst ...
teleskiguy
4 days, 17 hours ago
Views: 794 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 9 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 6
Comments: 0
: 6