We are sounding more and more like President Obama and Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano when they plead their case for the huge increase in "border security" that they have implemented. As President Obama pleaded in his speech last week in El Paso, his administraion is bending over backwards to prove it is 'pro-enforcement.'
We do not agree with these federal policies. They will not solve the 'immigration problem.' Only a clear-eyed look at the realities of migration economics both in the U.S. and in Latin America - that is, the international labor market - and creation of immigration laws that take this market into account will resolve the problem. The spread of the insane belief that more enforcement is needed will only make it worse. With the 2012 election season in full swing - and as this poll indicates - we fear that is what is happening.