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Submitted by DANIEL REDMOND (United States), Nov 2, 2007 at 18:04

I must agree that the influx of illegal aliens is potentially the greatest threat to our society in the modern age. We Americans are a generous people by nature and prone to help others and this has undoubtedly augmented our problem with illegal aliens. The one question regarding these desperate illegal immigrants that remains not only un-answered but also un-asked is simply this:

Why can't the people of virtually every nation south of the United States border turn their countries into places that they aren't desperate to escape from? Mexico, for example, has enormous natural resources, including vast oil reserves, yet it remains an impoverished society run by a corrupt oligarchy of political and economic predators who oppress the general population. Ditto for almost every other society in Latin America. Some are worse than others but all of them suffer similar failures of social integrity.

And do we want millions of people from such failed societies entering the United States, clinging to their failed cultures (as they do), and bringing their psychology of failure with them? I think not. The assertion is always made that "they will have a better life in America," as if that in itself was a valid argument for violating our borders. My answer to this assertion is that it is probably true, but that we Americans represent six percent of the world's population and that we simply cannot take in the other ninety-four percent and give them all a better life.

Personally, I would like to see our military brought back from the ludicrous experiment at 'nation building' going on in Iraq and have them stationed along our borders to prevent illegal access to American soil. Instead we have a weak policy on border control that is so absurd we have even prosecuted our on border guards for intercepting drug traffickers. [see Deborah Saunders article "The Border Guard Inquisition" which can by found at TownHall.com]

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