Thursday, February 11, 2010

Trouble on the Texas/Mexico Border

In the middle of a campaign for a third term as governor, Texas Governor Rick Perry has called for predator drones to be used in patrolling the Texas/Mexico border for undocumented immigrants and drug gangs. (Dianne Solis, Dallas Morning News, 2/9/2010) These drones are similar to the ones now being employed in Afghanistan in the war against terrorists except that they are unarmed. This further militarization of the border is unwise and dangerous, as it connotes immigration with terrorism. Instead, immigration reform is necessary, particularly in this time of economic downturn. Studies show that immigration is good for the American economy.


  1. George:

    A disturbing development. I had not heard about this. I am planning to post an expansion on your point that free movement of people is economically sound.

    Would you mind sending me your studies via email so I can match them with mine.


    Steven Ramirez

  2. I too would appreciate copies of each of your research. It will be extremely helping with a manuscript I am curently writing.

    I would be more than happy to send you my research, but it would take up a few fairly large boxes. Perhaps after I finish the book, I can pass some of the studies forward.


    Ediberto Roman


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