Call it a self-fulfilling prophesy but R-money is already making good on one of his most scoffed-at campaign promises. In one of the
sloppy wet suck jobs GOP debates, a moderator lobbed a softball at Romney concerning his immigration policy and specifically how he planned to deport illegal aliens without arresting them.
“Well, the answer is self-deportation,” Mitt responded, holding that half-smile that looks like he’s fending off a terrible butthole itch using only the power of his mind. Mittens continued with his self-deportation plan, stating that it would happen when “people decide that they could do better by going home because they can’t find work here because they don’t have legal documentation to allow them to work here.”
We have to admit he was half right. The part about documentation doesn’t seem to matter though. Mexicans no longer see the US as the “land of opportunity” and illegal immigration is ceasing to be the problem it once was. Congratulations America! The corporate marauders like Romney, in cooperation with their government servants, let things get so shitty here that Mexicans would rather brave the drug wars we’ve created in their country than come up to be abused for trying to earn an honest living.
As reported in The Raw Story
In a typical year, the young men in this agricultural region of western Mexico would have made the journey north to America. But not this year or for this generation: a better future across the border is a promise they no longer trust.
“For years, we dreamed of America, but now that dream is no good,” says 18-year-old Pedro Morales, sitting in the elegant Spanish colonial square of Comala under the shadow of the spectacular Volcan de Fuego. “There are no jobs and too many problems. We don’t want to go.”
In an historic shift, the tide of immigration from Mexico to the US has stalled. Villages that were empty of young men are now full. A report published by the Pew Hispanic Center this week confirmed what was already anecdotally clear: the largest wave of immigration in US history has stalled and is now close to slipping into reverse.
If this trend continues, we may be faced with the horrible prospect of having to pay living wages for Americans to do the backbreaking work our once ambitious, optimistic friends from the South did for us. $6 heads of lettuce are just around the corner, but we can proudly say they’ll have been picked and packed by an American.