by: J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) More often than not, when the subject turns to U.S. immigration policy, the debates can be really passionate.
On the one hand, Americans know and understand that our country was founded as a “nation of immigrants,” and continues to be a destination for most of the world’s “downtrodden” who are looking for a new start and better life opportunities.
On the other hand, millions of Americans also believe that our immigration policies are far too generous and lenient, even to the detriment of our own citizens. In fact, polls routinely show that more American citizens favor this point of view.
Yet under President Obama, U.S. immigration policy has been its most lax in decades, allowing millions of legal (and illegal) immigrants to remain inside the country — even as other nations clamp down on immigration into their countries while expecting, and demanding, that the United States take in more immigrants.
One of those nations is our southern neighbor, Mexico, whose government is the most hypocritical when it comes to the issue of immigration.
“Killing or exporting poverty”
Not only does Mexico have much tougher immigration laws than the U.S., but some of its political leaders actually favor killing homeless Mexicans.
As reported by Yahoo! News, Olga Gutierrez Machorro, a Mexican councilor, recently provoked outrage when she suggested that homeless Mexicans ought to be exterminated like animals, to keep them off public streets.
In making her comments, Machorro said that beggars should be jailed and then culled with lethal injection — something she said would be in their best interests.
“Yes they’re a little crazy, but they’re harmless,” she said, as quoted by Yahoo! News. “Which is why I think to myself wouldn’t it be kinder to just give them a lethal injection?”
Ironically, Machorro, a member of the city council in Tecamachalco, also leads the Vulnerable Groups Commission, a panel established to find ways to help homeless and disadvantaged Mexican citizens.
As Yahoo! News further reported:
“Her outrageous remarks, made in an interview with the local newspaper Cambio, came when she alleged the Tecamachalco government, led by Ines Lopez, lacked the necessary resources to deal with beggars who are increasing in number on the streets.
“She alleged that killing beggars was already going on unofficially, and added that the local psychiatric hospital, El Batan, often just deposited patients deemed ‘un-aggressive’ in the middle of the motorways at night, where they are killed by cars but also cause accidents that put others at risk.”
She has since walked back her comments and apologized, but she is hardly the only Mexican politician seeking to eliminate or export the country’s poor — especially to the U.S. And why not? Every year, Mexicans living and working illegally in the United Statessend tens of billions of dollars back to relatives in their home country, making such payments a large part of the Mexican economy.
When does it stop?
In the U.S., meanwhile, illegal immigrants receive tens of billions in taxpayer-funded benefits annually, despite the fact that federal law prohibits non-citizens from participating in federal programs. That’s why illegal immigrant women sneak into the U.S. to have children; the Fourteenth Amendment states that any person born inside the U.S. is an American citizen (and those children do qualify for taxpayer-funded benefits).
But none of this is enough for many immigrant apologists in the U.S. and in other countries, as they demand more of American citizens.
In the end, U.S. taxpayers are expected to pick up the tab for illegal immigration, and now,refugees from war-torn countries as well, as if there is no other place on earth these people could go.
America has traditionally been a beacon for the world’s poor and suffering, but at some point, its citizens should have the right to expect some relief, if only to give the country time to assimilate so many new arrivals.