Another issue is if there are two apartment communities, ours and lets say the apartment community to our south, and there is empty space in each community --and ours has new carpet, has been freshly painted and we just added the community entertainment center -then of course people living in the other complex would like to come to ours. But what if through our own actions we caused blight in the other community? Look at American Foreign Policy in El Salvador during the Reagan years. Not that Reagan was culpable (I'm not sure he knew where he was for most of his two terms), the people that surrounded him were evil little neocons many of whom have proved durable enough to perpetuate crimes during the Bush Presidency (Bush I) and later two terms of the Bush Occupation (Bush II). If we devastate an economy and participate in the killing and torture of teachers, doctors, lawyers --I am not sure we should be curious as to why people would want to flock to our economic environment.
There should be meaningful immigration reform, to make sure that there is a fair method for people to become productive and valued citizens and to ensure that they are not exploited and abused. And we should make sure that a new American government represents the will of the American people and forms a coherent, benevolent foreign policy that provides security for the American people, and not just profits for corporations. In so doing, we will allow other economies to grow and flourish which might then create a better world balance. In order to make sweeping changes (sooner, rather than later) I leave with two other "I" words. Impeach (check out http://www.impeachabletreason.com) AND Imprison.
Just a few thoughts from my over-caffeinated alphabetic mind.
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