Friday, March 20, 2009
When A Border Crackdown Isn't
The Obama administration is contemplating a crackdown on the border with Mexico. Involving both law enforcement and possibly National Guard troops. But if you think this is an attempt to stem the flow of illegal immigration into the United States, think again.
Published reports suggest the president is considering cracking down on the flow of illegal weapons fueling Mexico's drug war from the United States south.
You might think, if there are more cops and possibly troops on the border to stop the flow of arms from here to there, then it stands to reason they'll also be impeding the flow of humans from Mexico north.
Perhaps, but, according to the reports, the money to pay for all of this would be diverted from programs designed to enforce workplace immigration laws. Which could encourage more, not fewer people south of the border to make the trek north looking for work.
We talk about issues like this and more weekdays at 5 PM New York time on News Talk Online on Paltalk.com