Below, Feb. 2005 article during Vicente Fox administration:
Feb. 8, 2005, "Vicente Fox, Labor Pimp," Human Events, Mac Johnson
"At play is...a little
commented-upon effect that America has had on the world for decades.
America’s acceptance of refugees by the millions has made it,
effectively, the safety valve for tyrannical and incompetent governments the world over.
Normally, bad government is unstable government. When a government
makes a substantial part of its population destitute or unhappy, it can
expect them to work against that government, first as individuals and
over time as political parties, gangs — or even armies. But with
America close-by to absorb the most unhappy, bad governments have found a
release for those segments of their populations they most fear: the
poor, the ambitious, the disgruntled....
The rulers of
other countries recognize the service America unwittingly provides. The
most flagrant proof of this was the Mariel boatlift in 1980, in which
Fidel Castro organized a mass exodus of 125,000 Cubans from the port of
Mariel, Cuba, to Florida. These refugees included common criminals and
the mentally ill released from Cuban jails and asylums (Cuba’s
“universal healthcare” apparently has it limits), but the overwhelming
majority of the migrants were simply the proverbial poor yearning to be
free –exactly the sort of people Castro could not depend upon to help
maintain his oppressive rule. Castro may claim to detest the fact that
Florida is just 90 miles away from the shores of his communist paradise,
but if it weren’t, his regime might have ended long ago. Florida is
full of the Cubans who would most like to change Cuba. They do Castro
little harm in Miami.
Most nations are not so obvious in their use of the safety valve, but
America is filled with diverse immigrants who do little to agitate the
status quo in their homelands, and the ruling classes in these lands
were not sad to see them go.
Mexico is a far cry from Cuba and Vicente Fox is certainly no Castro.
But he understands the many ways in which shunting his discontented
poor out of the country benefit him and his political allies.
There is no shame in poverty and no sin in seeking work, but there is
something unseemly in a leader who sees people as a product for export.
In all the discussion of the immigration issue, the one aspect I have
not seen bluntly assessed is what a failed and myopic leader Vicente Fox
is. In America, men are made rich and families are well fed by the
energetic labor of Mexicans. An admirable Mexican government would set
about reforming the country so that that same energetic Mexican labor
could create riches and feed families inside Mexico. Fox’s
government simply wants to avoid the issue, preserve the established
power structure, and make sure it gets a cut when Mexico’s workforce
auctions itself off to more efficient economies. Seeing his people
forced to sell their labors abroad, Fox simply wants to act as pimp on
Fox has made increasing the flow of his people out of Mexico and into
America his highest priority in his relationship with the US.
His expressed desire is that the border should pretty much cease to
exist — at least for Northbound traffic. He would prefer that America
voluntarily acquiesce to his desire to depopulate his nation’s poorest
neighborhoods, but he is also prepared to achieve this depopulation
As of Jan. 2005, Mexico only had to pay general workers $4.12 per day. That was Vicente Fox's minimum wage:
"Beginning January 1, 2005, Mexico's average minimum
wage is 45.40 pesos ($4.12) a day [$4.12 for an entire 8 hour day];" April 2005, "Mexico: Migrants, Mexicans in US, Economy," UC Davis
(Ed. note: Please excuse tiny text above. Google dislikes free speech.]
As of Jan. 2016, Mexico only has to pay general workers $3.98 per day:
"Minimum Wages in Mexico with effect from 01-01-2016," WageIndicator.org
"The minimum wage rates in the table are in MXN (MX Peso)"
"Job Types-General Workers" "Minimum wage per day-General Workers [$3.98 US per day]"
Sunday, May 22, 2016
US accepting refugees for decades has rewarded tyrants and incompetent governments the world over, protects them from natural consequences of bad governance. Rulers know globalist US political class is on their side, will always force starving US taxpayers to take more refugees-Feb. 2005, Johnson
Posted by susan at 3:24 AM