Illegal Aliens Must Go!

America was built by Immigrants--LEGAL immigrants. Illegal aliens have no legal or moral basis for being in America. All illegal aliens must be deported and U.S. borders must be secured to prevent more invaders from coming here!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

"Comprehensive" Reform Is Sheer Folly Unless Mexico Is Held Accountable

By John W. Lillpop

The 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) had a major flaw that contributed to its complete failure: IRCA included nothing that would require the Mexican government to act responsibly!

Lest we forget, most of the three million illegal aliens to whom the U.S. granted amnesty in 1986 came here courtesy of Mexico.

Likewise, the majority of the 12-30 million illegal aliens whom have invaded the United States since 1986 are here because of the Mexican government.

Either the Mexican government has failed to act responsibly to keep people from crossing its borders illegally into America, or has deliberately conspired to dump its problems on the backs of American taxpayers, or a combination of both.

Call it corruption and incompetence by the Mexican Elite.

Whatever the reason, the simple fact is that America's homeland security,
sovereignty, and social and economic stability are being seriously undermined because the Mexican government has refused to act responsibly.

Unfortunately, the amnesty travesty now before congress does nothing to hold Mexico accountable for its role in aiding and abetting illegal aliens.

It makes absolutely no sense for our government to even pretend to be serious about enforcing our borders and immigration laws without forcing Mexico to do its part.

According to a recent report produced by the World Bank titled "Democratic Governance in Mexico: Beyond the Capture of the State and Social Polarization," a majority of the identifiable problems facing the Mexican economy are directly related to bureaucratic corruption.

Before any further action is taken with respect to immigration, congress and our president should be required to read the World Bank report to understand the true nature of the problems and to apply intelligent solutions.


One thing is abundantly clear: For any reform to be considered ‚ÄĚcomprehensive," it must include specific provisions that require Mexico to be held accountable.

Those provisions should include reducing or eliminating all foreign aid sent from the U.S. to Mexico and severe economic sanctions against Mexico's corrupt and inept government.

American taxpayers must no longer be required to fund the third-world corruption that is Mexico's government.

John Lillpop is a recovering liberal.