Skip to main content

View Diary: You Invited Me In (20 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Strongly agree with every word. (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    worldlotus, mindara, AaronInSanDiego

    Though it's been ~20 years since I've been to Mexico, when I was a child in the '50s, we went several times. Because of that -- really, because of the people Mexicans we met -- I taught remedial reading for migrant workers in south Texas back in the early '70s.

    Later I worked for a Catholic university and helped faculty from other countries enter the U.S. The school was most strict about following immigration laws, to the point where an associate dean knew every detail.

    Because of that, I remember clearly when George W. Bush said, "Businesses doesn't need all that paperwork." He simply stopped holding employers accountable. (The current administration has gone after some employers, but I don't have time to look for links right now.)

    As best I can tell, it is still a case -- after all these years -- of the wealthy or corporations wanting to get more money by driving down the cost of labor. Possessed by their greed, they are blind to the human toll.

    If immigrants from Mexico are similar to the teen-agers I helped learn to read better all those year ago (and I suspect they are), I know it will be good for the United States to have them here. More than once I've written my congressmen and the president urging them to welcome the people who put food on our tables -- and do so much in addition.

    Thank you for your excellent work.

    We must never give up.

    "Let each unique song be sung and the spell of differentiation be broken" - Winter Rabbit

    by cotterperson on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 06:19:59 PM PST

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site