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Mexico to U. S. Immigration

Today, Mexican workers toil at construction sites in Atlanta, on crab boats in Alaska and Maryland, at slaughterhouses in the Midwest, in hotels and restaurants from Washington to Little Rock to Seattle and at casinos from Atlantic City to Las Vegas. And they form the backbone of the agricultural industry from the Carolinas to Hawaii. They constitute a king of ever-renewable national low-wage work force.

One problem that does seem to unite most people is that of illegal immigrants. Most people agree that something should be done to curtail illegal immigration. However, there is an irony that is often housed within legislation that is designed to do so. For on the one side the legislation wins public favor by cracking down on illegal immigration. However, on the other side it is the empowerment of biased individuals to prevent groups of their particular disliking from entering the country. How is this so? Because anti-immigration legislation often permits those who are more in line with the American ideal (i.e. Protestant like) a certain measure of leniency (like Asians and Europeans) than targeted groups (like Mexicans). In addition, it often places the blame for the problem on the immigrants and takes harsh measures to curb their numbers, but it seldom, if ever, places any higher penalties or restrictions on those who continue to hire illegal aliens. For example, the House passed a new bill that many argue hurts our communities more in the long run from its biased policies, “Already Washington has made legal aliens-taxpayers mostly-ineligible for food stamps unless they’re refugees, military personnel or have worked in this country for 10 years. It has also overruled city policy and allowed local police, health and school officials to report illegals to the US Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)-a move that neatly sabotages efforts to educate, immunize and protect up to 7 percent of New York City’s population,” ...

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