quote:Originally posted by kresge:
If we want to cease the flow of immigrants to this country, then we need to promote economic/political/social reforms in Latin America instead of supporting structures that facilitate these peoples exploitation by corrupt governments we have up to now supported because it is in the supposed interest of our foreign or economic policy.
That makes sense, but these things are difficult enough to do here on our own soil. I've always thought that our foreign policy should be minimal at best. There are far too many problems to clean up right here. But, as you noted, we support these institutions that are worsening latin America, and that is not in our interests either. America needs to collectively back up, regroup, and get it's own straight. This mess regarding illegal immigration is not all that different from the war in Iraq, or our current tax policies, in the sense that it benefits a select few while the rest of us are generally left to go and hang.