the truth about illegal immigration, courtesy of Family Guy

May 12, 2010

I’m outraged by the new law targeting undocumented immigrants in Arizona, but so-called “illegal immigration” is a problem that must be dealt with in a comprehensive manner. Reform cannot only concern the way immigration is policed and monitored and how immigration laws are enforced in the United States. We have to a look at the root causes of labor migration from Mexico, including the economic impacts of the War on Drugs, of NAFTA on the economic zones on the Mexico-U.S. border, as well as labor policies in the United States that make it easy for employers to continue using undocumented workers without sanction or penalty. Anyway, this 30-second clip from “Family Guy” speaks multitudes on the issue and is a good place for any discussion of immigration reform to begin.

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