Sunday, October 14, 2007

Economics, Not Immigration, is the Issue

The Monday, October 8, 2007 issue of the Wall Street Journal had an Op-Ed piece (page A18) by Mary Anastasia O'Grady, "No Room for Entrepreneurs." She pointed out the importance of entrepreneurship for growing economies and highlighted the poor record many Latin American countries have in supporting entrepreneurship.

Latin America is an ocean of poverty and the illegal immigration problem we have is the overflow of poverty from south of the border. Hispanic leaders who wring their hands with worry over the plight of illegal aliens in America, while doing nothing to give Mexicans better lives within their own country, are frauds.

The Mexican government sends their people North instead of giving them better lives in Mexico. Hispanic leaders in America should worry less about helping illegal aliens avoid deportation and worry more about reducing corruption and improving opportunities in Mexico.

It is shameful how the poor of Mexico are used as political footballs by the Hispanic politicians.


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