Friday, June 15, 2007

North South Migration

In previous posts, I brought up the issue of North South migration. I wanted to reword what I was saying.

As you see, I always try to avoid mentioning race. By saying that we should favor north south migration, I mean that our laws should favor migration from North and Central America. Many of the people in these country are identified as Latino.

Perhaps one of the reasons that the immigration debate is so shrill is that people are scared to mention race. In practice, immigration laws must be aware of the immigrants origins and we should give a numeric preference to migration between neighboring countries.

Our migration and temporary guest worker laws should give a strong numeric preference to Latinos. We should be more strict in enforcing immigration laws with people who came from distant lands.

I believe that immigration laws should be aware of origins and race and that migration laws in this country should strongly favor people who are from the American continent. It should be especially aware of indigenous people of the American Continent.

Progressives have been accusing Conservatives of anti-Latino racism when they say they want to give preference to people who are in legal channels.

The Conservatives I know think that there should be a preference for Latinos. They have a hard time wording the sentiment as they feel that even mentioning a person's race is racist.

The truth of the matter is that, by nature, immigration laws must be aware of the origins of the immigrants. In our super PC charged dialog, we are not able to talk about one of the single most important aspects of emigration ... the origin of the people. There should be a large numeric preference for people from neighboring countries.

That means a big numerical preference for Latinos.

I hope that I am not trounced upon for mentioning race and suggestioning that we should have a racial preference in the immigration law.

1 comment:

Tyler Farrer said...

Excellent point. We really should have a preference for neighboring countries, and we should give extra scrutiny to those who the State Department calls 'special interest aliens'.