Monday, July 31, 2006
US crackdown on illegal immigration.
Another pointless "war" in the US, this time against illegal immigrants. I've blogged on this before, and nothing in this article really changes my mind. Basically, the shift has to happen at a grander level than just a few business here and there being punished for hiring illegal immigrants. There have to be opportunities at home such that the incentive to illegally immigrate drops, there have to be stiffer and systemic penalties for depending on illegal labour, and it has to be easier to legally immigrate for the purpose of work. Otherwise, nothing will change.