Mexico, land of enchantment, land of riches beyond belief, land of beauty, land of amazing archaeological wonders, land of severed heads, torsos hanging from overpasses, shootouts in the streets day and night. Just another day in Estados Unidos Mexicanos.
The problems in Mexico are myriad and deeply embedded. There is no quick fix, and a fix in the long term seems elusive as well. Corruption is rampant from the top down in Mexican government. With each successive administration there are promises to dismantle the drug cartels, human trafficking gangs etc., yet they don’t. Each election cycle the new El Presidente promises to look out for the interests of the poor people in Mexico, yet the poor remain poor. Of course now with AMLO as the new Socialist President of Mexico, there is really no telling what will happen in the future.
Mexico is rich beyond belief. Gold. Cocaine. Oil. Heroin. Silver.
Marijuana. Tourism. Methamphetamine. Minerals. Human slave trade.
Yet, 42% of Mexicans subsist at a moderate poverty level or below, compared to just under 13% in the USA. We have opportunities available in the US that they’ll never see in Mexico in their lifetime. We definitely have low skill jobs available by the tens of thousands. We have higher skill technical jobs available as well. And we need legal residents to fill them.
So of course America is a beacon of light to people wanting to make a better life for themselves, and willing to endure either the long and somewhat expensive legal process or to simply come to the US illegally. Those who enter legally can easily assimilate into the country and go to work, hoping to achieve the American Dream for them and their family.
Then there are those who enter illegally. Mostly poorly educated or uneducated, with little or no marketable job skills. Many are convicted criminals, drug dealers, human traffickers, violent felons who would never be able to enter legally. Some come just to give birth to their “anchor baby” on American soil, which then allows the baby’s extended family to come to the US legally. Thanks chain migration.
And to put it bluntly, this is insanity! Mexico is rich beyond belief. Gold. Cocaine. Oil. Heroin. Silver. Marijuana. Tourism. Methamphetamine. Minerals. Human slave trade. Fruits and vegetables. Fentanyl. There is no reason for them to come here, except for the fact that they have an incompetent and corrupt government that steals them blind and keeps them in virtual servitude.
Scientifically, Latinos and their Northern neighbors, the gringos of America and Canada, are all considered Caucasians. We are both members of the white race. Look it up. So how can we be racist by defending our borders against drug smugglers and human traffickers?
And since the Left in America has determined that it is racist to defend our borders as prescribed in American law, let’s defend them as the Mexicans defend their borders under Mexican law. Rule #1. Under Mexican law, it is a felony to be an illegal alien.
The Mexican manual on immigration is short, succinct and quite serious. Mexico has a single, streamlined law that ensures that foreign visitors and immigrants are:
- in the country legally;
- have the means to sustain themselves economically;
- not destined to be burdens on society;
- of economic and social benefit to society;
- of good character and have no criminal records;
- contributors to the general well-being of the nation.
The law also ensures that:
- immigration authorities have a record of each foreign visitor;
- foreign visitors do not violate their visa status;
- foreign visitors are banned from interfering in the country’s internal politics;
- foreign visitors who enter under false pretenses are imprisoned or deported;
- foreign visitors violating the terms of their entry are imprisoned or deported;
- those who aid in illegal immigration will be sent to prison.
A solution may lie in assisting the Mexican government in their war on the drug cartels and human trafficking rings. Local police in Mexican towns are typically bought and paid for, and it’s no wonder. They’ve got a choice of looking the other way, or their wife and children will be tortured and them dismembered in front of their eyes, just before they themselves are then tortured and killed. Seriously, what would you do? It’s a no brainer.
So go a step up the ladder to the State Police of each Mexican State. Can you say as worthless as snow in Siberia? OK, let’s go up another notch to the Federales. They used to be a trusted force, but the influx of billions of dollars into the Mexican economy has also bought a fair share of them as well.
We can go to the Mexican Army or Navy, but no thanks. Pretty much bought and paid for. Or how about the Mexican Marines? NOW WE’RE TALKING. They have an extremely high “kill ratio” of 32 to 1 when fighting the narcos. We’re talking taking some serious names and kicking some serious ass here.
Their training is akin to the US Marines, as they conduct joint exercises together and have been cooperating for decades. They are approx. 25,000 strong contained in 30 battalions. They’ve proven themselves time and again in combat against Mexico’s most powerful cartels, gangs, criminals and insurgents. And they are, as far as everyone knows, incorruptible. They cannot be bought. They cannot be threatened. They are the Marines.
If you go any higher in the hierarchy, no telling who is bought and paid for and who isn’t. From the local police to the Presidency may be for sale for the right price.
America will have to give the incoming President of Mexico some time to acclimate and get a feeling for which way the wind is blowing. But there is going to come a time, and it won’t be too long, that he’ll have to decide how to handle the cartels, or not to.