Thursday, July 12, 2007

Stay Home, Stay Alive

Sorry, but I just cannot muster up any empathy for people who die trying to illegally enter the country.

The choice is simple. Don't try and sneak into the country and chances are you'll stay alive.

More migrants die as U.S. tightens border security
REYNOSA, Mexico (Reuters) - Tougher security along the U.S.-Mexico border is forcing migrants to take more dangerous, remote routes to cross into the United States and pushing up the number of deaths in the desert.

This year could see a record of well over 500 such deaths. At least 275 Mexican bodies have been found in the first six months, according to a Mexican Congressional report backed by U.S. and Mexican border groups and academics.

They say at least 4,500 Mexicans have died trying to cross since the United States drastically increased border controls in late 1994 to stem illegal immigration.

Following the failure of President George W. Bush's immigration reform proposals in Congress last month, U.S. policy is centered on tighter border security rather than giving immigrants more options to find jobs legally.
If we really had "drastically increased" security in 1994, how exactly is it we've probably had eight million illegal aliens come in since then?

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