I’m tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. If I lived in Northern Ireland while tall, blond-haired, blue-eyed men were known to be committing violence, and the authorities decided to start questioning people who looked like me, I’d be pissed.
But not at the authorities.
The anger of legal Mexican residents in the United States (and American citizens who look Mexican) should not be directed at those who are profiling them, but rather at the countless thousands who have put them in that position. The only reason it has come to this is because the situation has become catastrophic.
The United States has two options here:
- perform the difficult task of addressing the immigration problem–which unfortunately results in the infringement of legal peoples’ rights
- open the border
I’m currently not overly-enamored with option two, so I’m pleased we’re even trying to address the problem. It is my firm opinion that those who do not understand how bad of a problem illegal Mexican immigration is simply haven’t read
anything enough about it. ::
[ Remember, when the plane loses cabin pressure, put your mask on first. Why? Because it enables you to help others more effectively. The America that is developing in high-immigration cities can help roughly the same number of people as…well, Mexico. Take a look at Mexico’s foreign aid numbers; they’re compelling. Diluting poverty via migration to a richer nation is not the answer; the answer is identifying characteristics that make a culture successful, and then embracing those things. ]