I have been trying to stay away from the topic of Arizona’s Immigration Law because most people would rather dismiss the validity of the legislation than truly understand its purpose. The title alone immediately invites comments and opinions, but the merits of the law are rarely discussed amongst protestors and opponents.
So, when I was asked my opinion on Wednesday’s appearance on FOX News, I quickly decided to shift gears and ask the real question here: Why do immigrants want to enter a country that has limited prospects for a prosperous economic future?
The answer should be simple because it has everything to do with the broken economic environment in Mexico. The country is in shambles, which should be no secret to those who follow global fiscal matters.
It’s really a matter of the haves and have-nots; except 90% of the population falls into the have-not category. But here’s what nobody wants to discuss in the mainstream news: the biggest industry in Mexico is the illegal drug trade and its biggest customer is the United States of America.
If the United States wants to prevent Mexicans from crossing the border—illegally—then curb the use of drugs. It’s really that simple, but it’s also revolutionary.
The drug cartels run the country and prevent manufacturing and production of legal goods and services. These groups run everything—from protective services, such as police, to controlling high-ranking government officials.
It’s scary, but not as scary as what I’m about to say: The violent environment we know that occurs in Mexico is already within our borders. This is the premise of the Arizona Immigration Bill.
Along the border in Texas and Arizona, wealthy Americans already need armed security. The fear of many affluent citizens who live in cities such as Corpus Christi, El Paso, San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley is they will be kidnapped, or possibly killed, for ransom. We are all too familiar with these events in Mexico, but they are already occurring here in the U.S.
What surprises many in Texas is that the state isn’t moving forward with its own immigration policies that are similar to Arizona’s. The Lone Star State is extremely porous and running back and forth between both countries is not as challenging as you may think.
But if Americans want to curb the flow of immigrants coming over our border, than begin the push to prevent drug usage. By disposing of the cartels in Mexico, the country can improve its own economy and provide what most of the immigrants are even looking for: Jobs!