OUR NEIGHBORS TO THE NORTH AND SOUTH

24 06 2013

Authored by William Robert Barber  

This immigration issue and proposed legislative solution(s) that’s being bandied about by the Senate is traversing from confusion into lunacy. I can’t seem to discern what these senators are legislatively contemplating: The conservatives and the Republicans want to “secure the border;” the liberal progressives and the Democrats favor a more or less open border policy. Each inference has a sort-of creditable source that evidences or at least renders sufficient intellectual comfort and political cover so each perspective can affirmatively bellicose the wrongheadedness of the counterparty.

There are those that suggest that because our nation has millions of illegal/non-documented immigrants within its borders (roughly 60% from Mexico) in a practical sense amnesty already exists. There are others who have reams of mathematical calculations bequeathed from the Congressional Budget Office proving, well, estimating that legislative amnesty would be a financial plus to the nation.  In sympathy to the idea of granting legal status to immigrants from south of the border Catholic institutions present moral maximums — of course the majority of these immigrants are Catholic and God knows the Catholic Church needs more worshipers. In alignment with such sympathy is the Democratic Party; like the self-serving inclinations of the Catholic Church their reckoning is that the super-majority of these people will vote liberal-progressive.

 Marco Rubio and the coalition of Republicans who favor the current rendition of “a path to citizenship,” have been pushed and pulled, cajoled, manipulated and yes, I believe tricked, into collectively justifying an unworkable solution for a problem that is incorrectly assessed. Firstly, if I was born poor in Mexico I would by whatever means available (knowing that expensive and time consuming legal means are not an option) venture north into the United States. Secondly, no fence nor any other kind of physical challenge would stop my need to improve the lives of my family. I do not think I am unique in this regard.

Legislators have been kicking this issue around the corner and past the bend in the road forever or at least so it seems. The newest proposal is to spend billions of dollars — not pesos, dollars! — to keep one of Mexico’s most profitable exports (its people) out of the U.S. The idea of spending billions to keep people south of our border is ridiculous. It so stupid that one could just as ridiculously suggest: Instead of building a fence, hiring thousands of guards, and installing mechanisms for surveillance monitoring the USA should simply pay each Mexican that earns less than $3,000 USD a year an annual fee for every year they can document they have never left their country.

The Mexican government imports valuable dollars into Mexico from its blatant, professionally marketed promotion of aiding and abetting the illegal trafficking of their citizens into the United States. Why we do not charge Mexico a fee for every Mexican illegal found trying to cross the border and for everyone deported back to Mexico is beyond my comprehension.

As previously stated, I believe the problem has been assessed incorrectly; whatever the number of undocumented people there are in our nation and no matter where they came from because we are an open society, a rich, and a free country, the mechanism to track down and ‘capture’ an undocumented immigrant is limited. No matter the rudiments of any particular legislative “path to citizenship,” the fact is, America is a favored destination and will always have millions of noncompliant immigrants within its borders. Whether there is a guest worker program, E-Verify, or strict ICE enforcement — there will always be those that choose not to comply.

 Obviously, Mexico and Canada are prolific highly profitable trading partners. These countries are our friends and allies. Canada to the north and Mexico to the south; both countries are intimately engaged by family, western values, and years of commercial interface. Consequently, as with Cuba, our immigration policy for these neighbors mandate a specific differing than others. Our immigration policy as to our closest geographic neighbors should be simple, precise in scope, and wholly manageable; therefore, America requires a minimum of standards that are consistent with our national interest. 

The answer to our neighbors’ illegal venture north is not a fence but a bilateral agreement permitting American companies to own controlling interest within Mexico’s commercial infrastructure and property. If Americans could invest into Mexico as Mexicans can invest in America there would be few Mexicans interested in leaving home and hearth to venture north. Presently, this normal course of business investment is denied to American citizens.

Whatever the result, nothing will stop a person from striving to improve their life and the lives of their family members. Instead of building a fence we should be investigating ways to open our arms.





THE SOLUTION FOR IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY

15 05 2011

Authored by William Robert Barber

The constituents of this nation of ours are crying out for congressional action regarding illegal immigration and border security. Therefore, in an effort to relieve congress of an obligation it will not address I have decided to solve the US border/immigration problem with our neighbor to the South. Sound a little hubris? Well, if President Obama with little regard for truthfulness willfully exaggerates his administration’s successes along the border and make fun of those constituents that populate the border as never going to be satisfied no matter if he constructs a moat inhabited with alligators. Then surely I can put forward a ‘new approach’ or solution to a seemingly everlasting problem.

What Spanish speaking country financially benefits from its willful albeit illegal exportation of it citizens into the United States? That’s about as hard a question as who is buried in Grant’s tomb.

Well, clearly Mexico the sovereign nation benefits, and obviously, Mexicans benefit, if not, multimillions over these many, many, years would not trek north. The very fact that Mexican citizens, seeking financial surety and all of its derivatives must leave their home, by usually dangerous and certainly illegal measures, is a negative indictment of the Mexican government’s veracity of governing competence.

Multi-millions of US Dollars are sent by illegal Mexican immigrates to Mexican banks for a repatriation service fee. All of this income flowing into Mexico is prompted solely by the successful illegal export of its citizens into America. This exportation of Mexican citizens are premeditated, willful, contrived, and supported with a wink and a nod by the Mexican government and its private affiliates.

Hence it is not the individual alone that is liable for breaching US immigration law. The government of Mexico is the real culpable indispensable accomplice.

Therefore, for conspiring and committing a breach of US law it is the Mexican government in addition to the individual Mexican that is the violator. This ameliorated new approach (of mine) to viewing an old problem once thoughtfully contemplated reveals itself as axiomatic and sensible. The governing Mexican administrations, both present and past, for years have been aiding and abetting the willful violation of US law. Mexico is the prime offender; and is, consequently, the first cause of liability.

Let me be absolutely clear, I am stating, unequivocally, that the Mexican government is directly liable for its citizens’ contravention of US immigration laws.

Ok, well, so what! The “so what” is a strategic realignment not just of culpability but of subsequent judicial recourse. Nevertheless, the United States can offer to Mexico a means to end their participation in breaching US immigration law or face the consequences of lawful recourse. Interestingly, the elimination of the problem is not only costless but readily implemental.

The USA offers to open its borders by issuing 6-months work permits, with some obvious restrictions, terms, and conditions to all able boded Mexicans. The work permits are authorized by the federal government but issued for a fee by the particular state the worker agrees to work within. Any violations of the covenants by the individual will have a financial penalty including deportation and permanent exclusion. The secondary financial guarantor of this transaction is the Mexican government. All applicable taxes due are collected; any none applicable taxes (possibly social security) are exempt.

Any and all “paths to citizenship” remain within current US law. Those illegal persons already within the USA must apply for year-to-year work Visas or face deportation. For those who have resided in the country for more than 5-years, speak English or will attend a formal sponsoring school to learn the language and have no criminal record (standard to be noted) will be eligible for a very specifically issued resident status. Special attention will be dedicated to those children brought by their parents illegally into the United States when they were under preschool age and have been attending an academic program throughout their obligatory schooling period.

For a permanent solution to this illegal immigration problem:

If the Mexican government would permit US firms the right of majority ownership in Mexican domiciled business, private property, and adopts an equal status for investment in Mexico as the US affords to Mexicans in the United States. In less than a generation at the high and within ten years at the low, citizens of Mexico will have less cause to legal or illegally live and work in the United States because US firms with minority owned partners will blossom in Mexico. The border will be gleefully overrun by a global tourist boom, businesspersons, and investors.

I am very skeptical that this permanent solution will ever take place but I do believe by holding the Mexican government legally and financially accountable for their citizens are the proper approach to the issue of present concern.

However, Mexico is now and has been since its inception a nation fearful of Yankee dominance. After losing Texas, California, New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona to the United States plus being invaded by US forces they certainly have a good cause for fearfulness. Notwithstanding the other urgent drug-gangster mayhem that is perverting the normalcy of transaction in Mexico our neighbors to the South do have a deep-seated latent problem with corruption at almost every cultural, civil, and governmental level.

In the interest of brevity I have dumb down my solution to the single initiative of holding the Mexican government lawfully responsible for the immigration problem. There is so much more to my solution…any questions or request for more detail just send me a comment.





THE SOLUTION FOR IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY

27 08 2010

Authored by William Robert Barber

The constituents of this nation of ours are crying out for congressional action regarding illegal immigration and border security. Therefore, in an effort to relieve congress of a duty it will not address, I have decided -by the writing of this entry – to solve the US border/immigration problem with our neighbor to the South. Sound a little hubris? Well, if Vice President Biden, without concerns of accuracy or empirical evidence, bombast and hypothecates his persona of confidence in Obama’s economic policies, it seems fitting that I can unilaterally declare a solution to a heretofore unsolvable socio-economic problem.

What Spanish speaking country benefits financially from its willful albeit illegal exportation of its citizens into the United States?

Well, clearly Mexico, the sovereign state, benefits and obviously, Mexicans benefit — if not, multimillions over these many, many, years wouldn’t have trekked north. The very fact that Mexican citizens, seeking financial surety and all of its derivatives, must leave their home, usually by dangerous and certainly illegal measures, to find such surety is a negative indictment of the Mexican government’s veracity of governing competence.

For a service fee, millions of US Dollars are repatriated by Mexican banks. All of this income flowing into Mexico is prompted solely by the successful illegal export of its citizens into America. This exportation of Mexican citizens is premeditated, willful, contrived, and supported with a wink and a nod by the Mexican government and its private affiliates.

Hence it is not the individual alone that is liable for breaching US immigration law. The government of Mexico is the real culpable indispensable accomplice.

Therefore, for committing a breach of US law, it is the Mexican government in addition to the individual Mexican that is the violator. This ameliorated new approach (of mine) to viewing an old problem, once thoughtfully contemplated reveals itself as axiomatic and truthful. The governing Mexican administrations, both present and past, have been aiding and abetting for years the willful violation of US law. Mexico is the prime offender — and is consequently the first cause of reparation.

Let me be absolutely clear, I am stating, unequivocally, that the Mexican government is directly liable for its citizens’ contravention of US immigration laws.

Ok, well, so what! The “so what” is a strategic realignment not just of culpability but of subsequent judicial recourse. Nevertheless, the United States can offer to Mexico a means to end their participation in breaching US immigration law, or face the consequences of lawful recourse. Interestingly, the elimination of the problem is not only costless but readily implemental.

The USA offers to open its borders by issuing 6-months work permits – with some obvious restrictions – to all able boded Mexicans. The work permits are issued and a fee is charged. Any violations of the covenants by the individual will have a financial penalty, including deportation and permanent exclusion. The secondary guarantor of this transaction is the Mexican government.

The Mexican government permits US firms the right of majority ownership in Mexican domiciled businesses and private property and adopts an equal status for investment in Mexico as the US affords to Mexicans in the United States.

In less than five years, citizens of Mexico will have less cause to live and work in the United States because US firms who now control their own fate will blossom in Mexico. The border will be gleefully overrun by American tourists, businesspersons, and investors.

However, Mexico is now – and has been since its inception – a nation fearful of Yankee dominance. After losing Texas, California, New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona to the United States plus being invaded, they certainly have a good cause for such concern.

There will be resistance, but the positive effects will outlast any and all of those against this sensible approach to what I consider to be the inevitable.

In the interest of brevity I have dumbed down my solution to a single initiative; there is so much more to my solution… any questions or requests for more detail, just send me a comment!