by user Jaxhawk
Despite the majority of Americans support and demand for efforts to close our borders to illegal immigration. The Congress and the President seem to be avoiding the issue. I understand the motive of the Democratic Congress. They would love to see more impoverished people enter the Country. These people will need government assistance to live, and will surely vote for the framers of the socialist welfare state. The Democrat Party! But for the life of me as my old grandma used to say. I cannot comprehend why a party that needs the support of the Labor movement can pass legislation that allows Mexican truckers to drive over the border and deliver their goods on American highways? While Congress devotes all its time to legislation and political maneuvering to get our troops out of Iraq the following is taking place, and should be a consideration for all concerned voters in 2008.
File this under interesting statistics: Mexico has lost more people to migration to the United States than to death since 2000, according to the country's demographics agency. An average of 577,000 people up and moved to the United States annually during the 2000-2005 period, while 495,000 people a year died in Mexico. The agency reports that about 11 million Mexicans are living, legally or not, in the United States.